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Llancaiach Fawr

Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
+44 1443 412248
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Totally brilliant

Great day out with my children. The lady in the reception area was so helpful when she realised we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karin G
Introduced by our friends

Our friends have been here a few times and they decided to show it to us. Very interesting and very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“manor house” (55 reviews)
“ghost tour” (21 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (26 reviews)
Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
+44 1443 412248
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great day out with my children. The lady in the reception area was so helpful when she realised we have never visited before telling us the history and the different ghosts that haunt this place. It is an active museum with great actors. We all...More

Thank Karin G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our friends have been here a few times and they decided to show it to us. Very interesting and very unusual. Took a while to get used to living in the past but once we did it was fun. Staff friendly and very informative and...More

Thank PlymouthBikers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience at Llancaiach Fawr Manor will be different every time you visit. The “cast” of guides stay in character and use contemporary speech throughout their tales of the goings on in the rooms and in talking about life in the house and surrounding area...More

Thank bluebird20
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lovely place and an interesting experience. The history is brought to life very well by the people there. They allow children (and not so young) to dress up in costumes of the time.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our visits to Llancaiach Fawr included the re-enactment of the Kings visit. All in all a wonderful day, the visit of the King from start to finish, the dining table set exactly as in that time, with real food. The Pritchard Family, servants,...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Llancaiach Fawr is superb. I have taken children on school trips in the past and it was very good then, but they have further upgraded since I last went (I noted the addition of a lift for disabled visitors). We went on a Tuesday morning...More

Thank mini_minx33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with hubby and our boy Ethan who is 6. Loved it! The servants are an absolute credit to the museum, they were extremely knowledgeable and very witty and made it so much fun! They kept referring to Ethan as master which he loved!...More

Thank neryscleaver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 10 year old grandson. The tour with the servants was excellent and so informative. Our grandson loved all the facts and was able to dress up and hold the musket. The cafe was also very good with good quality food and...More

Thank June P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to this beautiful manor was the highlight of our week in Wales. Our "hosts", ie the servants of the house, stayed in character and entertained us mightily for nearly two hours. We emerged at the end of our tour exhilarated and informed. I...More

Thank Marguerite H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here recently to the cafe only for lunch and had a very good value meal. We didnt have time to do the tour of the house but if looked fabulous and we will definately come back when we have more time.

Thank GeneGenie1950
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18 June 2017|
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Response from Helen J | Reviewed this property |
closed Mondays 10 - 5 every day Hope this helps xxx
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2 November 2016|
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Response from FitzFamily23 | Reviewed this property |
Havent done the ghost but the tour and afternoon tea was well worth it