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Review of Llancaiach Fawr

Llancaiach Fawr
Ranked #2 of 21 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.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Staff speak and dress according to the day the place was built. Interesting and fun. Well recommended for family day out.

Thank Aaleyah
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"step back in time"
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"their roles"
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"sunday lunch"
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We tool 30 international visitors attending a meeting in Cardiff to Llancaiach Fawr. The staff could not have been more helpful, the welcome was wonderful, the tour fantastic and the evening dinner great.The feedback from the group was very, very positive. If we entertain international visitors in the future then Llancaiach Fawr will be first on our list of social activities.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Llancaiach Fawr lies just outside Nelson in the Rhymney Valley in South Wales. This lovingly restored Manor dates back to the 16th Century and AMAZINGLY, they have found some of the original servants who will escort you around the property and introduce you to its history and its many treasures. Whilst it can be viewed alone, I would entirely recommend that you place your trust in the hands of the learned servants and you will find the whole experience 'much more better mayhap' as you are conducted on an informative tour by knowledgeable 'friends' of the Manor whose vernacular expositions only add to the delight of the Manor.

Be prepared to join in and engage in banter with the staff who will encourage your participation in the Tour. Beware of Evan the Music Master who will introduce you to his Mistress's 'lay-pot' as well as demonstrating his virtuosity on lute, viol and whatever else he can lay his hands on!

This is an experience, not a quick visit to be had and I would thoroughly recommend it as one of South Wales' premier family day's out! The formal gardens looked like more time could have been spent there but the rain set in!

Thank Footiepair
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Have visited both during the day and in the evening for a ghostly experience. An amazing look at how people lived in the 1500's

Thank hospitalman
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I always take my visitors to Llancaiach Fawr. It is an excellent value for money day out. Each time I visit I learn something new about the time in history they bring to life. I never tire of hearing about the day to day running of the house, how the boy who's job it was to turn the spit would be burned down one side of his body and possibly be aged under 9 years old! Loved the fact that they would sleep sitting up in case the angel of death stole their souls as they slept. No matter what the question the guides stay in character and answer incredulously if told the visitor is from Australia, feigning great ignorance of the whereabout of such a strange sounding land.

Thank tropical459
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