Stepping into a building as old as the Skirrid Inn will take you back in time, and it becomes all the more intriguing when you know what took place within. Said to be the oldest public house in Wales. This building in Monmouthshire has lay witness 182 hangings by the neck until dead
Loud banging doors, heavy footsteps and whispering voices await you at the Skirrid Inn for you ghost hunt evening with supper.
Your ghost hunt at the Skirrid Inn will see you firstly enjoying a two course dinner in at a private table in the restaurant, followed by being able to investigate 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. We 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.
The Reported Ghosts of the Skirrid Inn
The ghostly activity witnessed at the Skirrid Inn has seen ghost hunters flock to this location from all over the world to get a firsthand glimpse at what has been reported here, with many not leaving empty handed.
Many visitors have reported a tightening of the throat as if being straggled by a noose around the neck, are their spirits which want to share what they went through within these walls? Suffering their slow, agonizing death whilst they suffocated under their own weight. Have the emotions of this activity attached itself to the fabric of the building?
Reports of glasses shooting across the bar, ghostly footsteps are reported from rooms above, and massive drops in temperature have been heavily documented. Former Inn keepers and staff alike have reported of hearing an un-nerving laughter echo through the building from unseen sources, and large terrifying shadows have been reported to move along the walls. With so much going on it is no wonder this building not only claims to be Wale’s oldest inn, but most haunted too!
The Brief History of The Skirrid Inn
The Skirrid Inn has a dark history of mass execution where many men, women and children had their lives taken from them for a multitude of “supposed” crimes. Since 1110 AD, the Skirrid Inn was used as a courthouse which ensured punishment was harsh and death was slow due to the thickness of the rope and shortness of the drop, making this location one of the saddest and some say most haunted buildings in Wales. It is believed that the bloody Judge Jefferies was responsible for many of these hangings.
One of the bedrooms on the first floor was once the actual courtroom, Will you dare spend time alone in such a room where many lives were destroyed by cruel justice.
Many English and Welsh Kings and Queens have been said to of visited and stayed at the Skirrid Inn, even to this day the old mounting stone that they would of used still sits in the courtyard outside. Legend tells that a former English kings guard turned welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr rallied his troops outside.
The Infamous bloody judge Jeffries, or the hanging judge, was said to have his beginnings from the Skirrid Inn, known for the being the cause of hundreds, if not thousands of deaths by the hangman’s noose.
An ancient beam rests high above the staircase which is said to be the beam where all the hangings took place, and to this day the marks where the rope has worn into the wood can be seen.
What is Included at the Skirrid Inn
– A two course supper is included before your ghost hunt takes place
– 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 no dedicated parking, local street parking is required
* 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.
We will not permit anybody to attend the event if found to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. No refunds will be given.
By booking this event you understand all terms and conditions.
By making this booking you do so with the intention of attending.
All deposits and full balances are non-refundable or transferable in the event of your cancellation. It is your duty to get to the event on the booked date.