Gwrych Castle Ghost Hunt
Experience the eerie hauntings that still linger at Gwrych Castle in Wales, once home to the famous reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here."
Ghost Hunts / Ghost Nights Gwrych Castle With Paranormal Eye UK
Steeped In history, this vast castle in North Wales is riffed with paranormal activity. Ghost hunts here are not for the faint-hearted; the castle has a dark and dismal past. The question is can you hold your nerve after dark? There have been numerous reports of ghostly happenings by visitors to Gwrych castle and many guests on previous ghost hunts. Some locals also believe that the spirit of a servant girl who died falling off a horse haunts the land. Others have said ghosts of former caretakers have been seen around the 200-year-old castle, which boasts 250 acres. Are you ready to join the team on this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted castle? Can you be part of a séance, vigils and more once darkness falls? Become a real ghost hunter for the night as the paranormal eye team unlock the gates and invites you to be part of this haunted night at the haunted Gwrych Castle.
History Of Gwrych Castle
This Victorian Gothic castle was constructed in 1812 for Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh as a splendid memorial to his ancestors, the Lloyds of Gwrych. But the 19th-century castle was simply the latest in a succession of castles on the site.
The first castle was a timber fortress built by the Normans in the 12th century. In 1170 Rhys ap Gruffydd of Deheubarth captured Gwrych and rebuilt it in stone. The Welsh castle survived until Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentary army destroyed it after the Civil War.
The 19th-century castle was a monument to the wealth of Lloyd Hesketh, with 128 rooms, including eight bedrooms, and 19 embattled towers giving it the air of a fairy tale fortress set on a sloping hillside.
The castle was extended several times during the 19th century, and a chapel was added in the 1870s. At the same time, the grounds were landscaped and developed into a sweeping garden, with highlights including carefully arranged monkey puzzle trees.
The castle passed by inheritance to the Dundonald family, who called in the Arts and Crafts architect Detmar Blow to design an Italianate marble staircase, rising 52 steps high.
When the last of the family, Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, died in 1924, she left the castle to George V and the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII. Unfortunately for the Duchess's plans, the endowment was turned down, and the castle was given to the St John of Jerusalem charity.
Then in 1928, the 12th Earl of Dundonald bought the castle, though he had to sell the contents to defray the purchase cost.
During WWII, the castle was used to house Jewish refugees. After the war, it was opened as a tourist attraction and events venue, including a famous medieval re-enactment fair. So popular was Gwrych to visitors that it was called 'The Showplace of Wales'. Almost 10 million visitors climbed the marble staircase in the two decades following WWII, but the castle finally closed in 1985. It stood empty for several years and, as a result, was severely vandalised and used by squatters. Even in its derelict state, Gwrych was used as the setting for the 1996 film 'Prince Valiant', starring Edward Fox and Joanna Lumley.
A development company, acting with a local preservation group, launched a scheme to convert the castle into a luxury hotel. The plan collapsed when the company went into administration.
Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
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The apparition that is frequently reported at Gwrych Castle is that of a woman clad in a white gown. Many speculate if this ghostly figure is none other than the castle's previous owner, Countess Winifred Cochrane, who passed away in 1924. Witnesses have often witnessed Winifred's spectral presence as she roams the castle's marble staircase, seemingly in search of her lost possessions. This eerie encounter has attracted the attention of paranormal enthusiasts and has become a focal point for ghost hunts, ghost investigations, and other haunted adventures. Whether you're looking for a thrilling ghost hunting experience or a paranormal night tour, Gwrych Castle offers a hauntingly unforgettable experience.