Llancaiach Fawr Manor House (Wales) Reviews
Description:The peaceful rural setting of Llancaiach Fawr Manor gives no clue to the turmoil of its early years nor to the exciting ... more
Llancaiach Fawr Manor House (Wales) ... living history it now portrays. Visitors today step back in time to the year 1645 – a time of Civil War between King and Parliament - and meet servants who tell of the lives of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times.
Newest Review: ... a sense of moving back in time, I was actually a little disappointed with it. Much of the information was overly simplistic and seemed to be aimed primarily at children (something which is understandable, since it is a popular destination for local school trips.) However, it also lacked much by way of any real interaction and there was a lot of reading. I was left with the impression that the ... more
Customer Llancaiach Fawr Manor House (Wales) Reviews (3)
by - written on 11/08/11 (Very useful, 58 readings)
It's funny isn't it? For over 8 years, I lived within about 10 minutes' drive of Llancaiach Fawr, but never actually went there, yet when I was on holiday last year, happily drove across around 50 miles to visit it. Getting There ------------------ Llancaiach Fawr is located just outside the village of Nelson, near Pontypridd in South Wales. The A470 provides the easiest point of access and the property is well-signed on the usual brown signs. There is a large, free car park at the site, so you should have no difficulty either finding it or parking. A Quick History Lesson ------------------------------- Llancaiach Fawr ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/10/09 (Useful, 52 readings)
I would have to agree that this location is one of the best days out for the whole family - even ,my dad enjoyed it and he hates places like this! The basic concept is that rather than just walking around an old museum building looking at objects, you are taken around the building by an actor in 16th century costume, playing the part of one of colonel Pritchard's faithful staff members, and as they do so they can actually explain what things are, how they work etc - this makes for a far more interesting visit! This place really comes into its own when children visit with schools - this is the fun way to learn history - to see it and live it! I work ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/10/09 (Very useful, 291 readings)
Llancaiach Fawr Manor House is a Living History Museum based near Caerphilly. The idea is that you visit the Manor and 'step back in time' to the year 1645, and upon entering the Manor you meet servants who may have worked in the house during that time. If you're really lucky, you might also meet members of the Pritchard family. The history of the Manor is described in full on the official website: www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk, so I won't try to condense it on here. Instead I'll concentrate on the experience you'll encounter if you visit this award winning museum. Unlike other historical houses, Llancaiach Fawr is very hands on. When you arrive ... Read the complete review
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