Ghost Tours in Wales

As the resting place of historical landmarks rumoured to be haunted enough to grab the attention of the popular television shows "Most Haunted" and "Ghost Hunters International," the United Kingdom's Wales is a top destination for paranormal investigations. Here, ghost-show fans can get a step closer to the paranormal world with behind-the-scenes ghost tours at popular attractions such as Bodelwyddan Castle, Lliancaiach Fawr Manor, and Cathays Park.

Bodelwyddan Castle

Situated in Denbighshire County of North Wales, the Bodelwyddan Castle is a historical landmark with history dating back to the 15th century. Reports of ghostly figures, mysterious shadows, strange noises, and flickering lights make this haunted castle worth touring. Daring visitors hoping to witness such unexplained events can schedule the private Ghost Walk tour offered for groups between 10 and 30 people. For an even more daring experience, groups of 8 to 20 people can spend an entire night of ghost hunting with the castle's paranormal investigation team while gaining insight into the process and equipment used during paranormal investigations. Public Ghost Walk tours and Overnight Investigation events for individuals and smaller groups are also available on scheduled dates throughout the year.

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Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Nestled within the village of Nelson in Caerphilly County, Llancaiach Fawr Manor holds haunting tales dating as far back as 1530. Public tours include daytime journeys through the manor's history as costumed guides recount the turmoil that plagued its inhabitants during the Civil War of 1642. And as night falls, the Ghost Tour features candlelit ventures through darkness for 90 minutes as guides recall true stories of mysterious events reported by both visitors and staff members throughout the years. Additional tours include the two-hour Ghost Tour Extra, which features further exploration into the inner workings of paranormal research; and Ghostwatch, a four-hour event offering visitors a chance to perform personal paranormal investigations under the guidance of a professional paranormal investigation team. The Ghost Tour is offered on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., from October through March; while Ghost Tour Extra and Ghostwatch are both offered once a month.

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Cathays Park

Serving as the civic centre for the 2000-year-old town of Cardiff, Cathays Park is home to some of the most haunted buildings in the world, including Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Central Market, National Museum Cardiff, and St. Fagans National History Museum. Visitors can delve into the haunting history of this historic city with the Creepy Cardiff Ghost Tour, which is an hour-long walking tour that begins at the museum and journeys by torchlight into the night as guides recount haunting stories and urban legends of the past. This tour is offered all year long for group bookings, with scheduling available on any night throughout the week at any preferred time.

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