Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

During our summer holiday in Wales this year we headed to Llancaiach Fawr Manor which is situated in Treharris, South East Wales. The small valley of the Nant Caiach where the manor is situated gets it name from a local stream. We have worked with Love The Valleys in the past and have always had fun days out. So we were looking forward to seeing what the Manor had to offer for families.

The kids and I love to learn about historial buildings and places. We visited on a slightly dreary day, but as soon as we were greeted at the Manor by costumed tour guides, the day brightened up. 

Love the Valleys

It is believed the building was built in 1550 for Dafydd ap Richard. The venue is dressed as it would have been during The Civil War of 1642-1651. The costumed characters including The Land Surveyor and Dairy Maid. Small groups are guided around each room of the manor, with detailed talks on items in the rooms. The tour was interactive and kept the kids attention throughout. The kids especially liked to see the childrens room with the tiny beds and traditional toys. It was also interesting to hear about the womens beauty regime that included lots of powder to whiten their faces. 

The Manor

As well as the house Llancaiach Fawr Manor has some pretty impressive gardens too. When the manor was renovated Rhymney Valley Council were able to discover evidence of the orginal garden design. So replanted it according the this design. Over the years since it was replanted the “Friends of Llancaiach” had added to it. 

If you aren’t a scary cat like me and enjoy finding out about paranormal happenings, Llancanich Manor offers a large selcetion of ghost tours. Thes tours include family ones and halloween ones. the Manor also offers a selection of other events including tribute nights, childrens activities during school holidays. Plus lots of Christmas activities are coming up this year including Wreath Making, Christmas Fair and Carol Concert.

You can easily spend a few hours or more at the manor. We would love to return to explore the gardens a bit more when the weather is dry. On site there is a cafe with delicous food, so you can stay for luncha nd make a day of it. 

Discalimer: We received complimentary entry in return for an honest review. 

 

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