Haunted Gwrych Castle

Posted by on Sunday, October 29, 2017

Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed 19th-century country house near Abergele in Conwy county borough, Wales.

Gwrych Castle was erected between 1819 and 1825 for Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh, grandfather of Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald.

During World War II, the Government used the castle to house 200 Jewish refugees run by the Jewish Zionist youth movement Bnei Akiva.

Following the war, the castle left the Dundonald family and was open to the public for twenty years.

The castle was last open to the public in 1985. Thereafter, it started to decline.

It was bought in 1989 by Nick Tavaglione, an American businessman, for £750,000.

However, his plans to renovate the building were not carried out. As a result, the castle was extensively looted and vandalised.

Psychics today note high paranormal activity where the main entrance once stood, as well sightings of a young woman gazing out a window. Some believe the figure to be the spirit of a servant girl; others say it’s the Countess herself.

The Team

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