In time for Halloween 2012, Wales has announced a selection of tours that are said to highlight how the place has numerous paranormal phenomena to be considered not just at Hallowe’en (Calan Gaeaf), but for the entire year.
In the capital of Cardiff, available throughout the year is the one-hour Creepy Cardiff Ghost Walking Tour, which begins outside the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park Cardiff. The tour includes a visit through the white stone buildings, and telling of stories of hauntings, dragons and reincarnation.
At an 18th century mansion, Nanteos in Rhydyfelin, Aberystwyth, boasts the “resident spirit of Gruffydd Evans”, a harpist said to haunt the place that also supposedly boast “an invisible horseman, as well as other things that go bump in the night – like nocturnal furniture removers”.
The former Rhosilli Rectory, Gower is now a holiday cottage with views across the Atlantic Ocean. Its ghostly goings-on have been described as “something very unpleasant indeed”, said to include sudden drops in temperature, and a cold chill around their shoulders.
The ruins of Conwy Castle at Conwy show Tudor architecture, with lavish interior decoration, ornate fireplaces and colorful plasterwork. It was the house of one Robert Wynn, and now promises “old passageways to eerie pentagrams”
A haunted castle, Gwydir Castle, offers accommodation and additional ghost hunting. This castle is best known for a young woman said to prowl the North Wing and the paneled corridor between the Hall of Meredith and the Great Chamber. Visitors may experience a drop in temperature and a peculiar odor in the vicinity.