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Beautiful place

What an incredible place to visit. The Abbey is full of very well preserved interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brenda R
Swansea, United Kingdom
Gothic beauty, Xmas decorations have to be seen to be believed

We visited on a very blustery dark day, and arrived to see the house in all its glory. It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The Hall is a 52 roomed, Grade 11* Gothic Revival mansion, standing in 12 acres of gardens near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. The Hall offers tours to the public. The tours combine outstanding architecture, stunning interiors, thousands of...more
The Hall Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6PH, Wales
+44 1597 851727
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I never write reviews but this has to be an exception. We travelled 2.5 hours from Manchester and it was worth it. From the moment we arrived Paul and his wife made everyone feel welcome and at home. We were guided through an overwhelming array...More

5  Thank ManchesterMatt2015
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Visited last week, and couldn't believe how they could spoil a lovely old place so much! The first room was quite pleasant, but by the time you'd seen 3 or 4 rooms a few of us were beginning to wish someone would ban the owners...More

7  Thank Alindae
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an incredible place to visit. The Abbey is full of very well preserved interesting architectural features and intensively decorated with all manner of things. The Christmas themes were very well done and lovely to see. The house tour was extremely interesting and beautifully decorated...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on a very blustery dark day, and arrived to see the house in all its glory. It was decorated for Xmas, and it can be seen like this from1st November. The rooms are all beautifully decorated, with different themes, even a Bah Humbug!...More

Thank woodlet7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, 20 people thoroughly enjoyed all aspects, attention to detail is amazing, even the servants quarters hold surprises, the owner Paul is a superb tour guide - the visit was topped off with a lovely two course Christmas lunch in the village...More

Thank LawrenceWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic day out!! A beautiful house, charming owners and a wonderful tour. A must for this time of year with 52 different themed rooms all with a spectacular Christmas tree, absolutely stunning!! We will return next year for sure. A real treat for...More

Thank Inspiration818751
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hall has now been decorated for Christmas and each room has a decorated Christmas tree which has a different theme ranging from dolls, to time to buttons and everything in between. Being a book lover the library was the best room for me and...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Lots of nice things. However gave me the creeps - stuffed animals and human dummies. They seem to have put their whole lives though into this place, collecting and decorating and was nice of them to share it. I was directed to the garden but...More

1  Thank blueberrybelle
Reviewed 27 September 2018

My friend and I visited this place together as one of our "days out". We enjoy visiting stately homes and heritage venues,This place, being one of the few private homes we have visited, did not disappoint! From the time we arrived we were made very...More

Thank rhianbethanvceri
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived earlier than expected, and had time for some exploration of the gardens. Around the back of the hall, we found the walled garden. Walking through the walled garden, we reached the lake and the waterfall. Looking down towards the church and village the...More

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends who had been previously and wanted to see the property again. What a wonderful visit. We had heard about the property from others and how we had to visit at Christmas time as each of the 52 rooms are individually decorated....More

Thank TerryD996
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Went with no expectations after seeing a voucher on Travelzoo. The Hall is a set in a small village surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside. We first looked round the lovely gardens complete with small lake and extensive collection of trees and shrubs and views down...More

Thank Lesley G
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Debra S
26 July 2018|
Response from margaret r | Reviewed this property |
I think not easily. There are a lot of stairs and no lift. If you telephone the owners, they will be happy to advise.
Paul W
21 May 2018|
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Response from abbbeycwmhir | Property representative |
Hello, Yes dogs are allowed in the grounds on leads but not in the house.