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Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1443 412248
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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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Definitely well worth the money!

Booked 2 tickets for the Ghost Tour. Definitely well worth the money. Some very interesting ghost stories told by two great guides. We didn't see anything on the Ghost Tour but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rowan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked 2 tickets for the Ghost Tour. Definitely well worth the money. Some very interesting ghost stories told by two great guides. We didn't see anything on the Ghost Tour but did feel a very very cold presence in some of the rooms! Highly recommend for £16 each. Lasted for 1 hour and 30 mins. You get to go in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Called in on the off chance, we were blown away by the place, totally unexpected, the house is great but the guides in period costumes acting out the parts of the household really make it a bit of an experience, we were the only ones there so it was a bit of a privilege having a guided tour. Outstanding. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staff welcoming and helpful. Great information provided on tours and a sprinkle of humour made it easy to digest the information. Great gift shop with unusual items at reasonable prices. Food choice limited and pricey and only machine coffee, invest in a good set up and attract ladies that lunch.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

So much more sophisticated since my last visit 23 plus years ago when my children were small. I enjoyed an interesting and entertaining tour of the beautiful Manor House set in lovely gardens and countryside. The staff/actors were excellent, they were all dressed in appropriate costumes and speaking old English whilst informing me of a time gone bye. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The history of the hall was most interesting explained superbly in Old English by guides dressed in period costumes! There were parties of junior school children while we were there who were enjoying the experience greatly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A visit to this Manor house is a must. Extremely knowledgeable people dress in period costume and talk you you as if you were living in their time, 1645. Such fun. You will be entertained and educated at the same time. Phone ahead to book a tour followed by festive afternoon tea, or just go and take the tour with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Another fascinating stroll around the house and grounds. Steeped in history I have been fascinated with Llancaich since being small and I have been delighted with the renovations and it's roll in the borough. Fascinating for young and old take a trip back in time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I found it very expensive for what was on offer. It was a fair experience but not worth the money. If you do not have your own transport it can be difficult to get to as it is a bit off the beaten track

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took the two grandchildren there, 11yr and 9yr old girls.The staff, who are in period costume ,really gave us a great experience. I had been there when it was a working farm so it was fascinating to see how it has been developed. Thanks to all the staff there for their friendly and helpful approach. Plenty of space outside for... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a very historical place, and if you did not do your research beforehand, the guides will certainly help you out as they are very knowledgeable and will help you out with the minutest details that you may want to know, my husband certainly tested them and they came up trumps every time.

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