Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a fine example of a fortified Civil War era Manor House - with the reputation of being one of the most haunted houses in Wales, if not the United Kingdom. There are reports of apparitions both inside and outside the house, as well as paranormal phenomena reported in the Visitors Centre.


Apparitions include the mysterious male seen in the garden and on the road nearby, the appearance of “Mattie” on the upper floors and kitchen, a little Blackamoor on the stairs, the sounds of children playing, footsteps and the movement of objects.


Visitor Information

Nelson is a village in the county borough of Caerphilly, Wales. It sits five miles north of Caerphilly and ten miles north of Cardiff, at the lower end of the Taff Bargoed Valley, and lies adjacent to Treharris, Trelewis and Quakers Yard.

Nelson was originally called Ffos-y-Gerddinen, a relatively flat piece of land at the southern extremity of the Taff Bargoed Valley to the south of the hamlet of Llancaiach.

Pictured is Llancaiach Fawr Manor courtesy of Ashley0690. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.