Cadw hosts Halloween horrors at Wales’s historic sites

Wednesday 15 October 2014



Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, is making full use of the mysterious surroundings of its historical monuments this Halloween (31 October), by hosting a series of spooky trails, live interpretation tours, story-telling sessions and spine-chilling events at sites across Wales.

A full programme of events will help visitors discover the terrifying tales behind some of Wales’ most hauntingly beautiful sites, from the legend of the Castell Coch cavalier to Raglan Castle’s resident ghoul, the Ghost of the Bard.

More than two and a half million people visit Cadw’s 129 historic sites every year to explore captivating castles, palaces, abbeys, industrial and prehistoric monuments; and Halloween offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore the sites at night.

Ffion Reynolds, Cadw’s heritage and arts manager, said: “The distinctly haunting surroundings and often bloody histories of Wales’s historic sites make them the perfect background setting for a truly chilling Halloween.

“For years we’ve heard reports of strange and unexplained happenings at Cadw sites. This year’s programme of Halloween events gives visitors the chance to discover the mysterious stories that make the sites so special.”

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “Cadw’s full and varied events programme gives visitors the chance to engage with heritage in an exciting way, while attracting even more people to come and enjoy Wales’s fascinating historic monuments.”

To see the full Halloween event programme, visit our Event Finder.