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Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a Tudor manor house and living history museum with historical interpreters.



(Out of Cardiff 18.2mi)

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is surrounded by a restored period garden which provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the passing of the seasons in this tranquil location. This superbly restored grade 1 listed 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, Welsh wool clothing rustles and the sounds and smells of domestic life make your visit a memorable sensory experience of the past. It takes a moment to attune your ear to the unfamiliar speech within the Manor itself, but within seconds you become immersed in the time of the Civil Wars and the cares and concerns of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

If you are very lucky, you might sometimes meet the master of the house, Edward Prichard. But he’s a busy man, much concerned with business and the Civil War and so he is often called away at short notice. Perhaps you might catch a glimpse of Mistress Mary Prichard, his wife… although she prefers to go and visit her family and friends at Briton Ferry, rather than brave the air of the valleys, as she is a rather “sickly” soul. Of course, being a devoted mother, she always takes their little daughters Jane and Mary, with her.

So whom might you meet? Well, there are the servants, they are always there to greet you and make you welcome! Although we can’t say which of them you’ll meet at any time (they have their duties to perform after all!), you can be sure that there will be someone who will be pleased to show you around the master’s fine house – provided that you are of good repute of course!


Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm

  • Tours will be available at 10am or 11:30am. 1.45pm and 3:15pm (last entry). These will be guided tours only and wandering will not be allowed. Please note that this does not apply to tours that take place Tuesday to Friday.

  • CLOSED MONDAYS (including Bank Holidays).

  • Last admission to the house is 1 hour before closing. Please allow at least 1½ hours to see the house and additional time to view the gardens and exhibition.


Adult: £8.50

Concessions: £6.95 (child, senior citizen 60+ and students with a NUS card)

Family: £25.00 (2 adults + 3 children)

Children under 5 – free

Personal assistants required to enable a visitor with disabilities to access the manor – free

Please note: Admission to the Visitor Centre shop, café/ restaurant, exhibition and gardens is free but for some Special Events in the Barn, Education Centre, Courtyard or on the Meadow a small fee may be payable to cover materials or extra activities.


Nelson, Treharris CF46 6ER

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