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Spooky North Wales

Spooky North Wales

A lighthouse and an old manor in North Wales have been rated as some of the spookiest buildings in Britain.


Haunted Britain, a new guide book published by the AA, gives South Stack Lighthouse the maximim five ghost rating for its resident spectral keeper who's forever locked out in a storm.


Plas yn Rhiw, a National Trust property located near Aberdaron, gets a rating of three for its two resident ghosts.


Jack, Southstack's keeper, died after being badly hurt in Anglesey's greatest storm in 1853. It is said that Jack's ghost can be heard pounding on the lighthouse door at night or tapping on the windows. The lighthouse's reputation persuaded the team from TV programme 'Most Haunted' to visit it few years ago. Ian Jones, who has written a book about its history says "I've been there when it's dark and the wind does roar through the building. You do hear all sorts of sounds. And the light is still in use, so you do see it going round, lighting up the cliffs and the sea. It's quite dramatic".


Plas yn Rhiw's ghosts include an alcoholic old servant, whose heavy footsteps can be heard on the creaky floorboards at night. There's also the forlorn figure of the white lady. According to Richard Jones, author of Haunted Britain, she's the daughter of the Williams family, who lived at the manor in the mid-19th century.


Also included in the guide is Bodelwyddan Castle, which gests a five ghost rating. Many ghostly happenings have been reported here and it has also been visited by TV's Most Haunted and by Ghost Hunters International. They offer overnight paranormal investigations and ghost walks.

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