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3. Llancaiach Fawr

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Llancaiach Fawr

Built in the early sixteenth century, Llancaiach Fawr Manor is one of the finest examples of a semi-fortified manor house in Wales today. Its original defensive design incorporated four-foot thick walls, a single entrance to the Manor and a system of defendable staircases and stout wooden doors. When these were securely closed, they split the Manor in two. This ensured that the inner east wing provided a safe and secure place of refuge during troubled times.
On a visit to Llancaiach Fawr you'll experience the sights, sounds and smells of 1645. Costumed guides re-enact the roles of previous inhabitants including servants, the master of the house, Edward Prichard (concerened with matters relating to the the Civil War) and his wife, Mary Prichard.
Llancaiach Fawr Address:
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Plas Llancaiach Fawr
CF46 6ER
Merthyr Tydfil
Wales, UK
Llancaiach Fawr Opening Times:
Weekdays 10.00am – 5.00pm
Weekends 10.00am – 5.00pm
Nov – Feb Closed on Mondays (except during school half term 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.
Closed from 24th December to 2nd January annually
Llancaiach Fawr Admission:
Adults         £5.50
Children      £4.00 (3-16 years)
Family        £16 .50 (2 adults & 2 children)
Concessions £4.50
T 01443 412248

F 01443 412688 

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