Haunted Places in Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot



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    Castle Hotel

    Neath, Wales

    A chambermaid who hung herself in 1885 is still seen here. In the cellar, staff and visitors believe a wolf can be heard howling. In Room 16, poltergeist activity is common and said to be blamed on a guest who died in the room. A cavalier and Edwardian boy have ...


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    Margam Castle

    Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot

    6.3 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    On the castle's staircase, former groundskeeper Robert Scott is seen; it is said that he is generally angry about his murder. Other activity includes a blacksmith who has been spotted randomly, and the sound of children running around and screaming. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Abbey Works

    Briton Ferry, Wales

    7.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    This land was formed as an abbey but was forced to dissolve under Henry VIII. One monk put curse on the property saying that anyone who destroys the remains of the surrounding 20 foot wall would suffer... And so far, no one has been tempted to do so. The remains ...


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    Oystermouth Castle

    The Mumbles, Wales

    8.9 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A woman in a white robe is seen; her presence is very unsettling to all alike. She is believed to have been whipped to death. Others who faced being tortured to death may still be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Craig-y-Nos Castle

    Briton Ferry, Powys

    14.5 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The former owner, Adelina Patti, is commonly reported here, as are her second husband, Nicolini, and the composer, Rossini. The Top Children's Ward is the most active; it was once a recovery center for children with tuberculosis, however, many never recovered. Children are seen and heard giggling, and objects are ...


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    St. Elli Parish Church

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    15.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A ghostly horse-drawn carriage is said to start out its route here before disappearing as it drives away. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llanelly House

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    15.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A woman is reportedly seen here; it is also said that some people will hear her playing an organ. A former maid is also said to be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thomas Arms

    Llanelli, Wales

    15.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The ghost of a guest named Colin may be responsible for manipulating objects. CCTV actually caught a misty figure in one of the waiting rooms. Other than that, the cellar gives off a vicious feeling, and Room 6 has a reputation for giving off the feeling that you aren't alone ...


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    Parc Howard Museum

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    15.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A nurse and a soldier have been seen and heard here. Another reported being is that of a man who hid in the chimney to avoid being caught with a maid; he died inside and is thought to still be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bryn Terrace

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    15.3 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The ghost of a sea captain has been spotted here for quite some time. He is believed to be a malevolent spirit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stradey Wood

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    16.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A runner who was hit by a car is said to still be here, dressed in old-timey clothes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stradey Castle

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    16.3 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A multitude of ghost stories emerge from here including that of a female ghost with origins from the 19th century, to a mother who went mad after learning that children were killed in the Crimean War. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dinefwr Castle (Newton House)

    Briton Ferry, Carmarthenshire

    18.9 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The 'White Lady' is seen here; she is believed to be the ghost of Lady Elinor Cavendish, a woman forced into a marriage which she attempted to escape from. It is said that her suitor caught up to her here and murdered her where she has been seen ever since. ...


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    Aberglasney Garden

    Briton Ferry, Carmarthenshire

    20 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The most active room is the Blue Room; inside, five maids were asphyxiated by a stove that was left on to assist with the drying of plaster. Visitors have been touched by invisible hands and sometimes see the faces of the women thought to have died in here. A fugitive ...


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    Miskin Manor

    Briton Ferry, Wales

    21.3 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    In the Oak Room, a man who is thought to be the former 'Lord of the Manor' is seen. Two females are reported: the first is a little girl who occupies the garden and one of the bedrooms, the second is a woman in the bar and drawing room. She ...


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    Pembrey Woods

    Pembrey, Carmarthenshire

    22.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A group of robbers called "hatchet men" would lure locals and sailors into the woods before slaughtering them and emptying their pockets. The ghosts of the hatchet men as well as some officers from the local RAF base are seen in this forest, usually as shadows. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kidwelly Castle

    Kidwelly, Wales

    22.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, who was the former wife of Prince Gruffydd ap Rhys, was beheaded and is seen wandering the grounds. Threatening voices are also heard in the prison. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    Trelewis, Merthyr Tydfil

    23 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The most commonly encountered occupant here is "Mattie", a former housekeeper from the 19th century, said to still be in the room in which she died. A Little boy is also said to be here, tugging on visitor's clothing. The ghosts here also make a common appearance on video or ...


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    Castell Coch

    Tongwynlais, Wales

    25 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A lady in white is seen here, thought to be the wife of the Third Marquis of Bute; however, her spirit has supposedly been reported before her time. Some believe it is a woman who is looking for her child. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Caerphilly Castle

    Caerphilly, Caerphilly

    25.9 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The spirit of Alice of Angouleme, called 'The Green Lady', was caught in an affair and died having learned the news that her lover had been executed. She is still seen throughout the castle still mourning her lost love. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llandaff Cathedral

    Cardiff, Wales

    27.4 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Llandaff itself is said to be an unusually active suicide spot. Some of the ghosts wander around this place in the form of shadows. Ghostly monks, soldiers, and children have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sinai House

    Lynton, Devon

    28 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    45 different ghosts are here. Outside of the property is a tree that was once used to hang witches; some people who walk near the tree begin to feel emotionally distraught without knowing the knowledge of it. Inside of the premises, monks, soldiers, dark, malevolent shadows, and other full-bodied apparitions ...


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    Dylan Thomas Boathouse

    Laugharne, Wales

    29 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The ghost said to be here isn't that of famous poet, Dylan Thomas, but rather his mother-in-law, Florence. Florence died here in 1958 and has been reported upstairs. The sounds of chairs being moved around are common, pictures swap around, and lights turn themselves on and off. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff, Wales

    29.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Items in the stockroom and heavy furniture have moved on their own. The Second Marquis of Bute died here and is seen in the chapel wearing a red coat. The apparition of his wife, Sophia, has been seen floating on the castle grounds. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The National Museum Cardiff

    Cardiff, Cymru

    29.3 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart died tragically in battle during World War I; he is said to be here, generally more often near election nights. The museum architect, Dunbar Smith, had his ashes interred here, but due to renovations, the remains were moved. Smith now haunts the corridors and causes a ...


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    Tretower Court and Castle

    Tretower, Powys

    32.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A woman is seen in Room 2; she is believed to Mary Anne Vaughan, still waiting for her husband, Roger, to come home. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Braunton Inn

    Braunton, Devon

    39.5 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The spirit of a man named Barnard remains here. Not much is known about him. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Skirrid Mountain Inn

    Briton Ferry, Monmouthshire

    39.6 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The Skirrid Mountain Inn is the oldest Welsh pub (built over 900 years ago). Once a court where people were condemned, the judge himself (referred to as 'The Hanging Judge') is believed to be on the upper floors wandering; the hangman who worked alongside the judge is believed to still ...


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    Guildhall Building

    Barnstaple, Devon

    39.6 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    This historic building is uses as both council offices and as a function hall. Staff have reported sighting two long dead council members wandering the premises after hours. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Baskerville Hall

    Briton Ferry, Powys

    41.7 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A figure known as "The White Lady" is seen in the rose garden and an unidentified man is spotted on the main staircase. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thatched Inn

    Briton Ferry, Devon

    46.4 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    During the evening at this restaurant and pub, staff and customers have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and the clinking of glasses when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Briavels Castle

    Saint Briavels, Gloucestershire

    50.9 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    King John's bedroom was once used as a courtroom where many were sentenced to death; visitors have described an odd and unexplainable atmosphere in here. In this room, a baby is also heard crying. Guests who visit the Hanging Room have described the sensation of being choked, like the prisoners ...


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    A4076

    Johnston, Wales

    51.2 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Motorists have been forced to slam their brakes when shadowy figures dart across the raod. Shadows have also been seen standing on the side of the road; many accidents have occurred on this stretch so its history has reason for these sighting. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ashton Court

    Briton Ferry, North Somerset

    52.3 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Reports of a headless horseman on the court's grounds, other reports of poltergeist activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Taunton Castle

    Taunton, Somerset

    52.6 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    James Scott, an illegitimate heir to the throne, overthrew this castle in 1685, but only a month later, a retaliation cost him his life as well as most of his soldiers. Many were hung on the gallows, other were forced to become slaves, but doubtless, it is said many of ...


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    Pembroke Road, Clifton

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    52.7 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    This street used to be used as a gallows. Two of the reported ghosts include that of a phantom dwarf and a beggar named Jenkins Protheroe. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    All Saints Church

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    52.9 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A monk is said to wander around here and a very vicious elderly has been known to cause fear in those who visit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Nanteos Mansion

    Dyffryn Paith, Ceredigion

    53.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    In the nearby forest, listen for a harp player; this said to come from the ghost of a man named Gruffydd Evans. A man seen near the lake (believed to be David Rowland, having drowned here in 1899); he waves his arms as if he is herding animals. Inside, many ...


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    Spike Island

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    53.4 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A woman in white supposedly haunts here, as does a man whose eyes are black holes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brandon Hill

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    53.5 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Supposedly, the ghost of a drummer boy is reported to be here. Locals will sometimes hear his drumming at night. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    SS Great Britain

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    53.5 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Former captain, John Gray is heard dragging his boots around the deck, going up and down the stairs. A Victorian woman has also been sensed on deck and sometimes, the energy on here has made people sick to their stomachs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Bristol - Tyndall Avenue

    Bristol, England

    53.5 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    Students commonly report a headless horseman while walking along Tyndall Avenue. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Hatchet

    Bristol, Avon

    53.7 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The ghost of a highwayman is said to be here. Most of the phenomena is in the cellar or older portions of the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    54 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A woman from the 18th Century (believed to be actress Sarah Siddons or Sarah Macready) haunts here. She is said to haunt the theatre, particularly backstage. Other reports detail a phantom stagehand who will move objects around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Rummer

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    54 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The ghost of a girl in a nightgown has been reported here. She is said to have died of pneumonia during the Elizabethan era. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Odeon Cinema

    City Centre, City of Bristol

    54 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A former manager, Robert Parrington Jackson, was murdered here back in 1946. Cold spots, unnerving feelings, and sometimes, his apparition are all reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Llandoger Trow

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    54 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    The 1664 Llandoger Trow pub building is rumored to have been the inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island" and the place where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspirition for "Robinson Crusoe." Some believe the pub may even have been visited a time or two ...


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    The Granary

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    54.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    A man in Victorian garb is said to haunt the upstairs areas; he is believed to have fallen down a lift shaft. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ostrich Inn

    Bristol, England

    54.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    I worked here about 30 years ago in the kitchen. I used to hear a little child running up and down the stairs. When I would look there was no-one there. I was told it was the ghost of a little girl who had died falling down the stairs. (Submitted by ...


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    Trout Inn

    Briton Ferry, Devon

    55.1 miles from Briton Ferry, UK-Y5

    This thatched cottage has been converted to an inn, and is believed to be haunted by a hovering shade that has been known to materialise in the closets of guests. A former owner recalls having witnessed this apparition on several occasions when the building was a private residence. (Submitted by Callum ...


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