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Ghost Hunting at Penrhyn Old Hall will leave you running for the door if you allow its history to unnerve you. The Old Hall has such a chequered past that it wouldn’t be hard to understand why!
Your ghost hunt at Penrhyn Old Hall will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
About this ghost hunt:
- Ghost hunting in small, personal groups
- An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment
- Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
- A Psychic medium on hand to give guidance on most ghost hunts when available
- Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
- Full use of our equipment
- A friendly, energetic and professional team delivering an amazing experience
- Unlimited Refreshments throughout the night
- This location has no sleeping facilities
- Haunted Houses Events will provide all refreshments throughout the night inclusive
- This location has limited parking outside of the building and street parking
- This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues
- All attendees must be 18 years or older
- Not suitable for pregnant ladies
- Guests are to bring any personal snacks, medications as per required
- This is a very dark location; all attendees must bring a torch with them
- All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
The Reported Ghosts
A monk is often witnessed, slowly gliding through the room above the Baronial Hall, along a passage before disappearing into thin air! Will you be lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to bump into him?
Once living here was the Pugh family. So strong was the Pugh family’s Catholic faith that one of the daughters met a grisly end for it. This poor young girl not much more than a teenager was slaughtered by her own flesh and blood. What heinous crime did this poor soul commit warranting to be murdered by her Sisters? She simply fell in love with a protestant boy, so with an act of love planned to elope and marry him. This act alone caused her death at the hands of her loved ones. This marriage could not happen, and it needed to be stopped!
It is said this poor soul, murdered for simply loving the wrong person still haunts the stairway. Is she looking for her lover or vengeance for her untimely demise.
Other Sights of Spirits and Ghosts at Penryhyn Old Hall, include an ill-tempered young man who shows disdain at being disturbed, will he make his presence known to you on your ghost hunt and tell you to clear off? You may also encounter a male spirit who looks like he is dressed to go to war, frustrated by an injury keeping him away from the action. What actions could he take to alert you to his presence?
The Brief History
Plas Penrhyn as it was known in the 16th century, was mostly a stone Tudor Mansion which is thought to of been built on the site of a royal palace, which itself was built in the 8th Century. What could still haunt the land from this by-gone age? It is often said the land carries the haunting long after the building itself has vanished!
During the 16th Century, Penrhyn Old Hall was owned by the Pugh Family, sympathisers of Catholicism who sheltered Catholic priest when Protestantism was the law of the land and sole permitted religion. Secret Clandestine services were held at the chapel outside and during times of capture and execution of catholic monks, they could take shelter in the fireplace in a priest hole, within Penrhyn Old Hall.
Robert Pugh and a local Catholic priest called William Davies fled for their lives on being discovered to the Little Orme in Llandudno. While living in a cave there, they smuggled in a printing press and published Wales’ first book. They evaded capture again when their hideaway was discovered in 1587 but were arrested in 1592 at Holyhead. Robert Pugh escaped but William Davies was convicted of being a Catholic priest and hanged, drawn and quartered in Beaumaris. Much later, a withered hand – possibly cut from Davies’ body – was found in a hidden case at Penrhyn Old Hall.