Attractions & Activities

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Meet the characters of 1645 when you step inside Llancaiach Fawr Manor! The servants will tell you many a story of life in the 17th Century and the gossip of the time.

When Civil War broke out between King and Parliament in 1642, Colonel Edward Prichard was appointed Commissioner of Array to the King, raising men and money for the Royalist cause in Glamorganshire.

By the middle of 1645, support was waning and King Charles I came on a rallying tour through South Wales and visited Llancaiach Fawr for lunch on 5th August. Shortly afterwards, the Prichards and many other Glamorgan gentry changed sides to support Parliament. Colonel Prichard subsequently fought at the battle of St Fagan’s against the Royalists and became Governor of Cardiff Castle.

Today, visitors can enjoy a visit to the Manor House gardens, newly installed interactive exhibition, gift shop, café and Conservatory Restaurant. Light lunches and snacks are available in the café from Tuesday – Sunday.

Sunday lunch is available every Sunday in the Conservatory Restaurant, pre-booking required. Take-away Sunday lunches also available – pre-ordering required, call 01443 412248.

Upcoming Events

June 2024

  • Wednesday 26th: Gelligaer Historical Society Meeting
  • Saturday 29th: An Architectural Adventure!
  • Saturday 29th: An Evening with Peter Karrie

Visit the website for more information on the various events throughout the year.

Haunted Llancaiach Fawr

In a poll, Llancaiach Fawr was named as one of the Top Ten most haunted buildings in Britain. Strange things have been experienced in almost every room, along corridors and upon stairs. Things seen, heard or felt, or sometimes odours in the air of violets or lavender – and on some occasions, roast beef!

Ghost Tours commence in October – online booking available via Eventbrite.

Upcoming Paranormal Events:

  • Friday 13th September 2024: Lost Entity Ghost Hunt | Tickets

Food & Drink

The Coffee Lounge offers a range of refreshment opportunities for casual visitors between 10am and 4pm.

Just passing by? Call in for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Please book in advance for Cream Teas. Afternoon Teas are available in the café, pre-book by calling 01443 412248.

View the afternoon tea menu here.

A light bite at lunchtime? Soup and/or sandwiches available. Something more substantial? Home-cooked main meals served between 12pm and 2:30pm. Children’s meals also available.

View the Café menu here.

Sunday Lunch in the newly revamped Conservatory Restaurant is now available to pre-book, along with a take-away Sunday lunch available to pre-order. Pre-book or pre-order by calling 01443 412248. Join us at our Conservatory Restaurant (only open on Sundays) for a three-course Sunday lunch with fresh seasonal produce served! Sittings at 1pm.

View the Sunday Lunch menu here.

Booking essential: 01443 412248.


Llancaiach Fawr is the ideal location for your wedding day. The Visitor Centre is set in the grounds of a 17th century Manor House and the self-contained Function Suite overlooks peaceful rural surroundings. Choose a wedding package to suit you, each one tailored to your exact requirements. Contact Llancaiach Fawr’s Wedding Co-ordinator, Victoria Scullin, on 01443 412248.

  • Civil marriage and civil partnership licensed ceremonies in the Manor House, Visitor Centre Conservatory and Mansell Hall.
  • The Conservatory seats up to 70 guests for a ceremony or wedding breakfast and the Mansell Hall seats up to 120 guests for a ceremony or evening reception.
  • The Great Hall in the Manor House can accommodate 50 people and the oak-panelled Parlour can hold 30 people for a ceremony.

View the Llancaiach Wedding Brochure here.


Essential information

Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris
CF46 6ER
01443 412248
Adults: £9.95 | Children / Concession: £7.95 | Under 5s: Free | Family: £30 (2 adults & 3 children) | Adult group: £6.50 pp, 25+ people
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