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Day Tours

at Llancaiach Fawr

  • You never know just whom you might meet when you visit Llancaiach Fawr Manor…

    Llancaiach Fawr Manor is surrounded by a restored period garden which provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the passing of the seasons in this tranquil location. This superbly restored grade 1 listed gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage attraction. History here is tangible.

    It is where the past and the present meet.

    The costumed servants of the house are living and working in 1645 and allow you to share and engage in their world.

    Fires crackle, candles flicker, Welsh wool clothing rustles and the sounds and smells of domestic life make your visit a memorable sensory experience of the past. It takes a moment to attune your ear to the unfamiliar speech within the Manor itself, but within seconds you become immersed in the time of the Civil Wars and the cares and concerns of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

    If you are very lucky, you might sometimes 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!

    Although we can’t say which of them you’ll meet at any time (they have their duties to perform after all!), you can be sure that there will be someone who will be pleased to show you around the master’s fine house – provided that you are of good repute of course!

    Admission Charges

    Manor House Day Tours

    Llancaiach Fawr Manor House is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm) for day tours. Admission includes a guided tour by a costumed servant of Colonel Edward Prichard and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

    Admission – from 1st Jan 2020
    • Adult: £8.50
    • Concessions: £6.95 (child, senior citizen 60+ and students with a NUS card)
    • Family: £25.00 (2 adults + 3 children)
    • Children under 5 – free
    • Personal assistants required to enable a visitor with disabilities to access the manor – free

    Please note: 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.


    Group Discount Rates (25+ people)

    For Over 25+ people the cost is £6 per concessionary entry and £6.95 per Adult. The group organiser and coach driver have free entry to the Manor and a meal.

    More information on group visits can be found on our Group Visits Page.


    School Rates

    • Tour of the Manor and use of Visitor Centre services costs £6 per child/student.
    • Workshops can be arranged for an extra £2 per head.
    • The plague bag activity in the manor will cost a nominal 25p per child towards the cost of materials.
    • Day Packages cost £10 per head (see Education & Learning Schools and Vocational/Adult for more information).

    More information on school visits can be found on our Education Page.