A HAUNTED gothic house in the Conwy Valley is in a list of the top 10 spookiest hotels in the world.
Gwydir Castle, in Llanrwst, which dates back to the 14th Century, is down as the eighth most haunted place to stay in a list compiled by global travel website Trip Advisor.
The restored mansion has long enjoyed a reputation as a ghost chaser’s paradise, with former owner Sir John Wynn and a murdered maid rumoured to haunt the rooms and corridors.
Judy Welford, who owns the property with husband Peter, said: “I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing to be in that list but I suppose it is nice to have worldwide recognition.
The Welford’s bought a near derelict place a few years ago and set about restoring not just the building but the original contents too.
“We have some people who come here for our reputation as a haunted house and others who come because of the beautiful property and location.
“There are a few ghosts that are thought to roam the house and it becomes eerie when visitors see or hear the same thing in the same places.
“We personally keep an open mind about it all.
“We are very happy living here and everyone rubs along very well.”
Ghostly sightings have been recorded at the property as far back as the 19th century.
The most widely reported of the ghosts is that of a young woman in the panelled corridor between the Hall of Meredith and the Great Chamber.
Legend has it that it is the ghost of a serving maid who was seduced by Sir John Wynn (5th Baronet) and then murdered when their relationship turned sour. Her body was reputedly walled up in a large void in a chimney breast.
Sir John (1st baronet) is one of the many other reported ghosts. Sightings have been reported on the spiral staircase leading from the Solar Hall to the Great Chamber.A ghost dog has also apparently been sighted.
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