This castle was built in 1843 by Captain Rice Powell for himself and his family. They moved in and settled down to life with Powell becoming a magistrate and a High Sheriff of Brecknock. But the family curse struck and Powell lost most of his nearest and dearest family members. He then died himself in 1862. The house passed through a few different owners over the years including, for a long time, famous opera singer Madame Adelina Patti, who sang for Queen Victoria. She installed a magnificent theater in the castle for her performances. She died at the castle in 1919. It was turned into a hospital not long after this time and had served as such during the second world war. It closed as a hospital in 1986. It was cared for by the Welsh government until it was bought privately.
There are many stories of spirits and eerie happenings at this castle. One famous one is that of the shadowy figure on the staircase which is said to send chills down your spine. Come and find out why this figure is so creepy? Also seen and heard is Madame Patti, also known as the white lady, people have seen her walking about the castle and her voice can be heard in the still of the night. Laughter from children have been heard on many occasions . Unexplained noises, slamming doors, shuffling footsteps and singing. Dare to give it a try. Come and find out what you can see or hear.
Join us for a night full of spirits, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. We will be having a medium joining us for the evening.
Included in the price will be the event, travel provided to and from the location, evening meal, overnight accommodation and breakfast in the morning. You will also get the use of our equipment throughout the night.