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“A trip back in time”
Review of Llancaiach Fawr

Llancaiach Fawr
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Caerphilly
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage attraction. History here is tangible. The costumed servants of the house are living and working in 1645 and allow you to share and engage in their world. Fires crackle, candles flicker and the sounds and smells of domestic life make your visit a memorable experience of the past. It takes a moment to attune your ear to the unfamiliar speech within the Manor itself, but within seconds of your warm welcome you become immersed in the time of the Civil Wars and the cares and concerns of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.
Newport South Wales
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A trip back in time”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This house is well worth the time to look around - the staff are in character and the rooms are well done.
A nice shop and cafe there too.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Living history”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Visiting the house is well worth it; thoroughly recommended. The coffee shop, on the other hand, is very disappointing. They use a tea and coffee machine! The whole eating experience needs a HUGE revamp.............most disappointing!

Visited July 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice visit”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Nice visit, interesting and a lot to see. We went for May Day and had a lot going on in the Manor. Only small issue is that everyone is in character and we did not get answers to all our questions i.e. the character pretended he did not know what a lawyer was - however being foreign it is a little bit hard sometimes to understand old English and we could have done with a bit more understanding from the actors! We did not use the food hall.

Visited May 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Have been to Llancaiach Fawr many times with many age groups and all love it. Recently joined one of their ghost tours which was a whole new way to experience the house and very unsettling!! Recommend a visit to anyone.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Michelle M
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Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
“Old House”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This old house is full of charm, going back in time, with a lovely cafe/resturant and a shop to boot

Visited June 2012
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Thank Esther A
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