Visitor Attractions & Country Parks

Visitors today step into the Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645. All the furnishings in the rooms are accurate reproductions of items from the time of the Prichards and many of the originals can be found in the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagans.

Llancaiach Fawr Manor promotional video by Visit Wales:

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 and Colonel Prichard subsequently defended Cardiff Castle against the Royalists.

In a recent 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!

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

Llancaiach Fawr is the ideal location for your wedding day. The Visitor Centre is set in the grounds of a 16th century Manor House and the self-contained Function Suite overlooks peaceful rural surroundings.

We want to make your day memorable and therefore take only one booking per day to ensure that you receive our undivided attention.

Visit our website for a full events list for 2014/2015. Ghost tours available from October to March, early booking recommended.

Essential information

Postal Address

Gelligaer Road,




CF46 6ER

Google Maps link (recommended for route guidance)

Main Email Address


01443 412248



Adult £8.50
Child / Concession £6.95
Under 5s free
Family £25 (2 adults & 3 children)
Adult group £6 pp 20+ people


Closed Mondays

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 5pm, last admission 4pm (but allow at least one and a half hours in the Manor House).

Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays).

Closed 24th December to 1st January (inclusive).

Further information

Groups welcome


Cuisine served:

British, Afternoon Tea, Cafe, Welsh

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