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It’s that spooky time of year again. Time to hollow out some pumpkins and don your best vampire teeth. Whether or not you believe in ghosts or paranormal activity, Monmouthshire isn’t lacking when it comes to reports of ghostly goings on. We did some research and found out about the resident spooks of some familiar locations.


The Kings Arms in Abergavenny has its own resident ghost: a scullery maid who has been seen wandering this sixteenth century coaching inn. While manager – Sacha Child – says that she has never seen her for herself, she has had reports from guests of sightings and feelings of a female presence.

The Skirrid Inn is well known not only as being one of the oldest pubs in Wales, but also as one of the most haunted. Being that the inn is a former courthouse where over 180 people were executed, it’s hardly surprising that there are many reports of paranormal activity, including sightings of former worker Fanny Price, who has reportedly been captured on camera.

A spirit known as The White Lady of Llanvihangel Court is said to leave this sixteenth century manor house at midnight and walk into a nearby wood. There have also been reports of a little man with green eyes who haunts The White Room.

Raglan Castle is said to be haunted by a Librarian ghost – a bardic figure who gestures to visitors from the wing where the Library was once situated. Legend has it that the librarian hid valuable books and manuscripts in a secret tunnel beneath the castle to protect them from sieges during the Civil War.

The Queen’s Head pub in Monmouth is said to be the third most haunted pub in Wales. An old man sits by the fire, a young girl in a frilly dress frequents the bar, and an old man has been seen wandering along the upstairs landing. But enough about the customers; what about the ghosts?

Tredegar House in Newport is well known for its ghosts. Many of the ghosts are reported to haunt the attic, including a Victorian gentleman sporting a moustache. A small girl in a white dress is said to touch visitors near the doors at the entrance to the old nursery wing.

Sleep tight readers!

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