Craig Y Nos Castle, Wales, UK
Set in the bleak Brecon Beacons, Craig Y Nos Castle is both a hotel, a restaurant and a ghost lovers paradise. Featured in the infamous Most Haunted TV show, the Castle offers a number of places to eat, be it attending the bar or dining as a hotel guest. There have been reports from guests of ghostly singing emanating from the dining rooms at quiet times, maybe down to the ghost of renowned opera singer Adelina Patti who once owned the castle. The castle is home to many ghosts, and the bar has seen a number of spooky events including the one in the video below.
In recent years Dave Cottle, a musician with our Jazz players, one evening was having a conversation with fellow band members by this fireplace. His two companions left: one to answer the call of nature, the other to the bar. Dave entered into conversation with a lady in black sitting next to him, in the corner; she was asking him, ‘do you sing?’ He said, “No, I don’t sing, I play instruments.” And the lady said, “So you don’t sing then, it’s a shame.” The two other members returned to the fireside and he was still having a conversation with this lady – so they asked him who he was speaking to. He said, “The lady in the corner,” and they couldn’t see her. When he realised he had been speaking to a ghost, he went very quiet and pale. This is not something he has ever wanted to talk about since and seems to be a genuine experience.
So if you’re passing through the Beacons, be sure to drop in to Craig-Y-Nos Castle and treat yourself to one of their delicious meals, you never know who might be joining you!