EXTREME GHOST HUNT – see details
Gwrych Castle Ghost Hunt, Wales 6th May
The Ghost Hunting Company are excited to announce a ghost hunt at one of Wales’ most iconic haunted buildings; Gwrych Castle.
The History of Gwrych Castle
Gwrych Castle was built between 1812 and 1822 by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh as a memorial to his mother’s ancestors, the Lloyds of Gwrych. Upon the site was an Elizabethan house named ‘Y Fron (rounded hill) which by 1810 had fallen into dereliction. When Lloyd married Lady Emily Esther Ann Lygon, daughter of the 1st Earl of Beauchamp in 1825, the main building was complete.
Many important architects and designers are associated with the castle and estate. For example, the expertise of Charles Augustus Busby and Thomas Rickman was utilised by Hesketh in the overall design of Gwrych, and in particular the cast iron windows. Henry Kennedy was employed to extend the Castle during the 1840’s by the inclusion of a new bedroom wing, staircase and porch whilst George Bullock and the Craces furnished the interiors. When Lloyd died the Castle passed onto Robert Bamford-Hesketh and his wife, Ellen Jones-Bateman. George Edmund Street designed the family’s chapel during the 1870’s and also several churches and schools for the Hesketh family. Robert and Ellen planted much of the present gardens with their enormous Monkey Puzzles and Yew trees. (copyright to and used with thanks: http://gwrychtrust.co.uk/)
A Haunted Castle
Stories of Gwrych Castle being haunted have been told for many years. Some tales tell of a ghostly white lady who wanders the castle and the grounds – thought to be Lady Dundonald who once lived at Gwrych Castle; many have caught her violet-scented perfume as she wanders past. During the start of restoration works in 2014 activity and sightings seemed to have increased. Visitors have seen unexplained ghost lights in and around the castle, and dogs behave oddly, barking at things that cannot be seen; one was so scared by something that it jumped over a tower, (but survived the 50ft drop after crashing through branches of the trees below!). Paranormal investigators visiting the castle have had trigger objects move by unseen hands; witnessed shadows; caught strange lights on camera, and have captured unexplained audio during EVP recording sessions.
EXTREME GHOST HUNT Event Information
Please note that this particular ghost hunting event is an extreme event, and as such some investigating will be outdoors in the grounds and areas of Gwrych castle that have no cover / roofless.
Your Gwrych Castle ghost hunt includes the use of our ghost hunting equipment such as EMF meters, infrared thermometers, dowsing devices, ouija boards, etc. Time will be allocated for you to explore the haunted areas on your own, if you are brave enough.
During Your Event
You will have the chance to take part in traditional spirit communication experiments, such as:
- Glass Divination
- Ouija Board Sessions
- Other communication experiments
- Please note that participation is optional.
- PLEASE wrap up warm and wear sturdy, sensible, flat shoes (no heels!).
- Feel free to bring snacks with you for the event.
- When traveling to the venue please allow for any delays you may encounter during your journey.
- Feel free to bring cameras and camcorders with you for this ghost hunt.
- A torch is vital.
- There are NO sleeping facilities available; you will need to be awake all night for this ghost hunt.
- Over 18’s only
- Parking is available on-site.
- DEPOSIT OPTION: pay an affordable deposit to secure your places*
*please note that deposits are non-refundable, and the remaining balance must be paid one month prior to the event taking place or you may lose your booking.
THERE IS USUALLY NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO GWRYCH CASTLE other than on specific open days or of course, on our Gwrych Castle ghost hunt!
Event Date: Saturday 6th May
Event Time: 8.00 pm- 1.00 am
Location: Gwrych Castle, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, Conwy, North Wales, LL22 8ET