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Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
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+44 1443 412248

This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage...

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.

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Fabulous visit to ye olde mansion- llancaiach fawr.

If you truly require an historic vision of how it was like to live in the period "Charles 2nd' era, you must visit the above mansion situated in the Caerphilly (nelson) area. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terence G
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and service fine. Vegetarian option must be pre ordered. 24 hours notice given of a cancellation but had to pay in full. On asking we were told 7 to 10 days notice is required to cancel without penalty

Thank Lindsay F
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you truly require an historic vision of how it was like to live in the period "Charles 2nd' era, you must visit the above mansion situated in the Caerphilly (nelson) area. You are conducted around the house by persons of the same era speaking the language of that time. You visit the Kitchen where the cooks and maids of... More 

Thank Terence G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this old Manor House at the invitation of Colonel Pritchard with a group of friends last summer. You really are transported into a day in the life of the Manor at the time of the English Civil War being greeted by the colonel's steward, given an insight to life in the kitchen, told tales of the bed-chamber by one... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit fo the day! The guides were so believable as staff of the house, and interacted with all of us. I visited with my 2 teenage sons, my mother and my husband, everyone enjoyed the day. Fabulous!

Thank Bethan S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours here, and would recommend it to anybody interested in history (especially the English Civil War period) or something different. A casual visitor could see the moderately sized manor house in a few minutes, but the guides, who are more like actors, skilfully bring the place to life. They really get into their roles... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here on Saturday and the cost was £8 per person. The tour with the 3 staff members took approximately 1 hour. It was quite enjoyable after feeling slightly strange at the beginning as we were not expecting them to be completely "in character". It was a very informative place to visit. Our only suggestion is to reduce the... More 

Lesley E, Manager at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I am glad that you found the hour and half tour informative, all of our guides are incredibly knowledgeable and are delighted to share this information with our guests. Regarding the entry fee, we strive to keep the entry cost as low as possible whilst maintaining an immersive experience of... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I called agead of time and was advised that ghosts would be "categorically guaranteed". There were none. Nothing at all. We looked everywhere for them...nope. nowhere to be found. We went into the house and this fellow greeted us with "goodly" this and "goodly" that. Said his name was llewellyn or something. I thought he might be the ghost because... More 

Thank Liam S
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

It is not since my childhood had I ever been told such wonderful story's, from Giants to Lovers, Revenge and Magic. Tamar Eluned Williams Award winning storyteller performed in the conservatory at the Manor, the room was lit with candle light which transported you in to a mystical time and place. Everyone was mesmerised by her enchanting singing, story's spoken... More 

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Lesley E, Manager at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the evening and look forward to seeing you at future events. Regards Lesley More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

What a wonderful experience, for the youngest (8) and oldest (74) in our group!! We experienced life back in the 1600's for a few hours! This included sitting in court and helping to decide the outcome of the defendant! :) The servants were all so very knowledgeable and it was lovely hearing them talk the 'olde' way (it was very... More 

Thank Vikki W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I went here with my parents (there were 3 of us, all adults). The in-character staff are fantastic. They spoke in old-style language, answering all our questions, and telling us all the stories of the place in true 1645 fashion. We felt welcome all the way through to them waving us off at the end of our visit. The house... More 

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