The exceptional Craig-y-Nos Castle is nestled deep in the Upper Swansea Valley adjacent to the River Tawe. The Castle was the home of the Victorian Opera superstar Adelina Patti. It is now a luxurious hotel that caters for people of this life and the next…

Event Time: 3:00 PM – 12:00 PM (Check-in from 3 PM)

Event Price: £169 per person (2 person minimum per room) – Double and Twin Rooms available*

For groups of more than 2, please contact us – we may be able to place you in one of the family rooms.

Address: Craig-y-Nos Castle, Brecon Rd, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL

Your Ghost Hunt at Craig y Nos Castle

 Join Haunted Rooms for an unforgettable weekend of ghost hunting at one of the Most Haunted Castles in the country!

Welcome to the formidable Craig-y-Nos Castle in Swansea. Many reputed paranormal investigation groups have experienced the special aura that surrounds Craig-y-Nos.

In its time, it’s carved quite a reputation in the ghost hunting industry. The former owner, opera diva Adelina Patti, was embalmed in the castle’s cellar. It was also used as a T.B hospital in the early 1900s. It was during this time that it experienced a lot of tragic deaths due to the disease.

Many ghost hunting television programs have been made here, and lots of activity has been caught, including full-bodied apparitions, dark shadow figures, the sound of children laughing, disembodied footsteps, and more. This is a huge location with everything you could wish for in a haunted location.

What's Included?

For the low price of just £169 per person, you will enjoy the following:

  • Entire Night Investigating with a Haunted Rooms Team member,
  • Group Vigils, including table tipping, Séance, and more,
  • 2 Course Evening Meal,
  • Room (Based on two sharing),
  • Cooked Breakfast,
  • History Tour,
  • Use of paranormal equipment,
  • Snacks and refreshments,
  • Access all hotel facilities, including the gym, hot tub, bar, and more.

Your Itinerary

The below times (apart from check-in) are approx only. Times could change.

  • From 3 PM – Check-in,
  • From 6:00 PM – Dinner (arrive for dinner anytime between 6pm – 7:30pm)
  • 9:00 PM – Your ghost hunt begins,
  • 2:00 AM – Your ghost hunt ends, and you can retire to your room,
  • 8:00 AM-10:00 AM – Breakfast,
  • 10:30 AM – History Tour

Spots will fill up quickly for this one, so hurry and book now!

Deposits are available for just £50 per person.

Craig-y-nos Castle is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. With its wonderful yet secluded location, and the authentic ambience of a Welsh Castle, Craig-y-Nos is the ideal destination for an unforgettable ghost hunting weekend!

Built in 1840 as a Victorian country house by Captain Rice Davies Powell, this mock Gothic Castle overlooking the river Tawe, has a rich history. In 1878 the world-renowned opera singer Adelina Patti purchased the property as a place to relax in between an exhausting work schedule touring the world several times over.

Adelina was the Victorian equivalent of a modern-day entertainment superstar. She gave several private performances for Queen Victoria and sang at sold-out venues across the globe.

In 1886, Madame Patti married and thus began a series of extensions and refurbishment of the castle. During this time, the clock tower, north and south wings, conservatory, and Winter Gardens were added.

The exquisite Adelina Patti Theatre was added during this time as well, which served as a private theatre for Patti to entertain her guests. The theatre floor has a remarkable feature for the time, as it has a mechanism to move above or down to the floor level.

Completed in 1891, the guest list for the opening ceremony for the theatre included some of the most prominent patrons of the arts in the country. It’s now a Grade I Listed Opera House and an ideal wedding spot.

The castle was one of the first private dwellings to be wired for electricity in the UK, with installation sometime around 1898.

In 1919 Adelina passed away, and though her body is buried in Paris, her ghost still haunts the castle and the home she loved so much during her life.

After her death, the Welsh National Memorial Trust purchased the property for £11,000 in March 1921, reopening the castle as a Tuberculosis Hospital named Adelina Patti Hospital. It cared for children mainly, with the patients receiving one of the first effective TB medicines in the country.

In 1959, the hospital became a home for the elderly. After the transfer of the patients to the new local Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, the castle closed as a hospital in 1986.

Event Location: Craig-y-Nos Castle, Brecon Rd, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL

Time: 3:00 PM – 12:00 PM (Check-in from 3PM)

Parking: There is ample parking space at the venue itself.

Accessibility: The location is somewhat suitable for those with mobility issues. Due to the historic nature of the venue, the location is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly.

Please Note: All guests must be 18 years or older. Not suitable for those who are heavily pregnant. Guests are strongly advised to wear comfortable shoes and warm layered clothing on colder nights.

You’re welcome to bring your own equipment, though we will be providing paranormal equipment to use.

The investigation will be in darkness, so please bring a torch with you.

Although snacks and drinks are provided, you’re welcome to bring your own. There are also facilities to make both hot and cold drinks, which are also provided.

And of course, bring your phone/camera with you, the more pictures we have, the better chance we have of capturing something!

Other than that, just yourself and an open mind!

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