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Llancaiach Fawr

Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
+44 1443 412248
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Love the Ghost tour

Have been here at least 8 times love the authenticity. The atmosphere is so comforting! The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Went here on the free entrance day , pouring down with rain but didn't matter because mostly in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy H
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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” (57 reviews)
“ghost tour” (22 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (27 reviews)
Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
+44 1443 412248
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here at least 8 times love the authenticity. The atmosphere is so comforting! The staff are well informed and make you feel welcome in there authentic costumes . Great for children's activities and I love the ghost tour and the Christmas carol night...More

Thank audeka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on the free entrance day , pouring down with rain but didn't matter because mostly in doors. The house is a lovely place to wonder around , the staff are amazing , the man who plays the lute was so funny telling us...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited recently with our grandchildren. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They had children's activities based on Roald Dahl. Excellent crafts for the children, bouncy castle, outdoor games and rides, magic show and balloon man, plus disco. We did not visit the house and...More

Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A truly authentic Manor House. The staff are amazing, dressing in the clothes of the time, and addressing visitors as guests of 'his Lordship'. Very informative and interesting afternoon.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Amazing staff who act as if you are living in a past time. Falcons and other hunting birds give a display at certain times. Well worth doing some homework to find the correct times of displays. at the end of your visit call in for...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I'm not fond of performance art and so it was with a sense of trepidation that I visited this "living" museum. I couldn't have been more mistaken - I thoroughly enjoyed the place and found the interaction with the "period staff" amusing. It really is...More

Thank Myddle
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter and mother to Llancaiach Fawr, as I had been there as a child and had been eager to return. So glad we did. The staff are very engaging, remaining in character the whole time. History bought to life for my 11 yo...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Actors were great fun and really informative. The building itself is beautiful and steeped in history. Worth having the afternoon tea as well!

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 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
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19 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