Llancaiach Fawr Manor

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Llancaiach Fawr Manor and visitor centre is a place for all occasions. The historical Manor House has been restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645. Visitors step inside to be taken on a journey back to the 17th Century. Educational visits are extremely popular with primary schools through to universities.

Characters you may meet…You never know just whom you might meet when you visit Llancaiach Fawr Manor. If you are lucky, you might 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!

Along with being a top visitor attraction, Llancaiach Fawr is the perfect location for weddings, conferences and functions. There is a varied annual events programme, café and delicious Sunday lunches are served every week in The Conservatory Restaurant within the visitor centre.

Weddings and civil partnerships

The Visitor Centre is set in the grounds of the Manor House and contains all the modern facilities you expect from a wedding venue. Mansel Hall is a self-contained function suite with its own bar and couples often choose to have their wedding breakfast in The conservatory Restaurant with delightful views of the surrounding countryside.
Llancaiach Fawr is licensed for civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies in the 16th century Manor House, The Conservatory Restaurant and Mansell Hall.

Ghost Tours

Is Llancaiach Fawr Manor haunted? Come and see for yourself! Previous residents, members of staff and many visitors can all testify to uncanny events. Our fame has spread as episodes of TV’s Most Haunted programme and John Sparkes Ghost Story have been filmed in the Manor. Ghost Tours are pre bookable between October and January. Visit the website for more information.

The Manor is located in Nelson in the South Wales Valleys approx 40 minutes from Cardiff and open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm with last entry at 4pm. Tours take approximately 90 minutes. Onsite is also a café, Conservatory Restaurant, a new state of the art exhibition and a boutique gift shop.

For group and educational bookings, visit our website for more details and to enquire about booking.

Cafe / Restaurant

Enjoy a snack, meal or drink in the Café/lounge or book a table in the Conservatory Restaurant for the popular Sunday lunch.

Gift Shop

Everyone needs to shop, but the range of goods on offer at Llancaiach means that most of our visitors actually want to spend money. The most popular ranges with female visitors tend to be jewellery; toiletries and fragranced goods

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Guide Prices

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.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M4 motorway leave at junction 32 and follow the A470 towards Merthyr Tydfil. Approximately 12 miles (after passing Services) turn right at the roundabout signposted A472 Ystrad Mynach and follow the brown historic building signs through Nelson village.

From A465 Heads of the Valley road turn onto the A470 towards Cardiff. Follow this road past Merthyr Tydfil and turn left at the roundabout signposted A472 Ystrad Mynach. Follow the brown historic building signs through Nelson village.

Accessible by Public Transport: Pengam station is 2 miles away.

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Type:Historic House

Gelligaer Road, Nelson, CF46 6ER

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Tel01443 412248

Opening Times

* Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm from January to 23 December.
CLOSED MONDAYS (except 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.

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