Haunted Places in Skewen, Neath Port Talbot



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    Castle Hotel

    Neath, Wales

    2.8 miles from Skewen, UK-Y5

    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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    Oystermouth Castle

    The Mumbles, Wales

    7.7 miles from Skewen, 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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    Margam Castle

    Skewen, Neath Port Talbot

    8.5 miles from Skewen, 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

    Skewen, Wales

    9.3 miles from Skewen, 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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    St. Elli Parish Church

    Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

    12.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    12.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    12.9 miles from Skewen, 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

    12.9 miles from Skewen, 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

    13 miles from Skewen, 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

    13.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    13.9 miles from Skewen, 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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    Craig-y-Nos Castle

    Skewen, Powys

    14.5 miles from Skewen, 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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    Dinefwr Castle (Newton House)

    Skewen, Carmarthenshire

    17 miles from Skewen, 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

    Skewen, Carmarthenshire

    18 miles from Skewen, 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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    Kidwelly Castle

    Kidwelly, Wales

    19.8 miles from Skewen, 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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    Pembrey Woods

    Pembrey, Carmarthenshire

    19.8 miles from Skewen, 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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    Miskin Manor

    Skewen, Wales

    23.7 miles from Skewen, 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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    Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    Trelewis, Merthyr Tydfil

    25 miles from Skewen, 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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    Dylan Thomas Boathouse

    Laugharne, Wales

    26.6 miles from Skewen, 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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    Castell Coch

    Tongwynlais, Wales

    27.4 miles from Skewen, 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

    28.2 miles from Skewen, 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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    Sinai House

    Lynton, Devon

    29.2 miles from Skewen, 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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    Llandaff Cathedral

    Cardiff, Wales

    29.8 miles from Skewen, 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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    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff, Wales

    31.6 miles from Skewen, 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

    31.7 miles from Skewen, 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

    33.3 miles from Skewen, 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

    40 miles from Skewen, 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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    Guildhall Building

    Barnstaple, Devon

    40.2 miles from Skewen, 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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    Skirrid Mountain Inn

    Skewen, Monmouthshire

    41.1 miles from Skewen, 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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    Baskerville Hall

    Skewen, Powys

    42.3 miles from Skewen, 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

    Skewen, Devon

    46.7 miles from Skewen, 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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    A4076

    Johnston, Wales

    48.9 miles from Skewen, 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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    Nanteos Mansion

    Dyffryn Paith, Ceredigion

    51.6 miles from Skewen, 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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    St. Briavels Castle

    Saint Briavels, Gloucestershire

    52.8 miles from Skewen, 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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    Ashton Court

    Skewen, North Somerset

    54.7 miles from Skewen, 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

    54.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    55 miles from Skewen, 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

    55.3 miles from Skewen, 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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    Spike Island

    Bristol, City of Bristol

    55.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    55.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    55.8 miles from Skewen, 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

    55.9 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.1 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.4 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.4 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.4 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.4 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.4 miles from Skewen, 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

    56.4 miles from Skewen, 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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    The Devil's Stone Inn

    Shebbear, Devon

    56.5 miles from Skewen, UK-Y5

    A playful girl, around aged 7, and a man with a grey beard have both been seen here. A coachman is also reported to wander around the restaurant area. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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