Saturday, 7 November 2015

‘Haunted’ Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey

I’m a regular visitor to Beaumaris, Anglesey but haven’t been round the castle for a while. On a wet weekday afternoon I decided to visit, figuring it would be quiet. It was and I got soaked.

Most of you will be familiar with the haunted past of Beaumaris Gaol (Most Haunted, 2007). I went on a paranormal investigation there in 2014. But the castle is also said to be haunted by the ghostly chants of previous occupants, a sense of being watched and a feeling of loneliness. 

Dating back to 1295, the castle was never completed. If you subscribe to the ‘Stone Tape’ theory (where ancient stones record and play back historical events) this is an ideal candidate for ghostly sights and sounds. 

Walking inside the castle walls (trying to keep dry) was certainly an unsettling experience. Looking down the long, dark corridors I expected to see a figure standing there. I didn’t but the mind plays tricks on you. The chapel is definitely the most atmospheric area. The acoustics are amazing and you could see how people might hear ghostly echoes. 

The only other-worldly visitor I encountered was a sleeping bat. Luckily, I’m not scared of bats and the flash didn’t go off when I took the picture – that could have had ‘hilarious consequences’!

Beaumaris Castle is certainly worth a visit. It provides an ideal location for capturing EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomena), particularly in the quieter off-peak season. It’s a blank canvas where your imagination can run wild…  

You can find out more about Beaumaris Castle here: Beaumaris Castle

On a side note – Anglesey Council is allowing paranormal investigations again at Beaumaris Gaol. Read the Daily Post article here: Daily Post


1 comment:

  1. My Mother used to live in one of the 2 cottages outside the castle when she was a young girl, her father used to look after the castle back in the 1950's, whenever she went back to Beaumaris when we were young she used to recall chanting and noises coming from the castle, She would never enter the castle when we visited the town, she was too scared.