Ghost Hunts at Skirrid Inn
Join us for a fun evening of excellent food and real ghost hunting at Wales’s oldest inn and one of the country’s most haunted locations!
Located in Llanvihangel Crucorney, the Skirrid Mountain Inn is the oldest public house in Wales, and it has a long and grim history that can be traced back to the Norman Conquest.
The Skirrid Inn is the home of several spirits, and its long-held reputation as the most haunted pub in Wales has captivated ghost hunters for generations.
Standing in the shadow of the mountain for which it was named, the inn’s first floor was used as a Courtroom where people who committed serious offences were given capital punishment.
According to local legend, more than 180 felons were hanged until death from an oak beam over the staircase outside the courtroom. Markings from the hangman’s rope can still be seen on the staircase wood today.
On your evening at the Skirrid Inn, you’ll kick the evening off with a delicious, locally sourced, home-cooked meal at a private restaurant table. We’ll then head off in small groups to undertake a thorough paranormal investigation of this incredibly haunted venue.
Only 20 tickets are available for this event, making it a great choice for a more personable ghost hunting experience.
Hurry, book now, and secure your spots for an unforgettable night of ghost hunting at its finest!
Skirrid Inn Ghosts
The 17th century ‘hanging judge’, George Jeffreys, is rumoured to still stalk the upper floors of the inn, looking for people to condemn to death.
Records show 182 people were hung in the building from the same beam that runs over the top of the staircase. Most of these souls have been trapped here forever, reliving that fateful day.
One felon sentenced to death, John Crowther, a sheep rustler, has been seen several times on the property. The evil presence of the judge’s hangman has also been reported.
However, not all spirits in the Skirrid are malevolent. Friendly entities, such as Father Henry Vaughn, a local clergyman, have also settled in the house.
There is also the spirit of Fanny Price, a woman who worked in the inn during the 18th century and died of consumption at age 35. Fanny was buried at the local cemetery, though her spirit is known to like Room 3, and she often appears along with the smell of lavender.
In one disturbing episode, a female guest came running downstairs with her hair wet and wearing nothing more than a coat, screaming, “she tried to kill me!”. The owners said something or someone had held her down under the water whilst she was in the bath!
In another terrifying encounter, when a former landlady of the inn tried to sell the pub, she would experience all kinds of poltergeist activity on viewings of the property. In one particular instance, glasses were smashed and thrown around the kitchen.
Other ghostly occurrences in the house are the powerful scent of perfume, glasses flying without being touched, the rustling of a lady’s dress, the sound of soldiers in the courtyard and sightings of the White Lady.
Spots will fill up quickly for this one, so hurry and book now!
Deposits are available for just £20.