Miskin Manor Ghost Hunts, Cardiff
£49.00 per person
Miskin Manor has a long and fascinating history dating back to the 10th Century when Wales was divided into Cwmwds (sections), one of these Cwmwds was Miskin. It is believed that the place name evolved from`Maes Cun`-meaning Lovely plain.
Around 1100, Nest, a daughter of the Prince of Glamorgan lived at Miskin with her husband and occupied the Lordship and Manor of that name. Later, for six generations the house was occupied by the ‘Bassets’ who sold it to David Williams in 1857.
As a well-known Welsh bard with the Bardic title of Alaw Goch, David Williams was a philanthropist to whom the National Eisteddfod owes a great deal. Miskin Manor was rebuilt and extended under his ownership in 1864, and the work was continued by his son, Judge Gwilym Williams, whose wife, strangely enough, was a descendant of Nest. Judge Gwylim’s statue stands outside the law courts in Cardiff.
The Manor then passed on to Sir Rhys Williams, whose wife, Juliet, was the daughter of the novelist Elinor Glyn. Under the ownership of Sir Rhys, the Manor saw a great deal of society life, and even had the honour of entertaining the Prince of Wales (later to become Edward vIII) on one of his trips to Wales in the 1920’s. On Sir Rhys’ death, the Manor was passed on to Sir Brandon Rhys Williams.
The Manor has suffered two major fires during this century, both of which have threatened its future. The first, in 1922, destroyed all but the external walls. The photographs on the ground floor of Miskin Manor illustrate the extent of the damage. The second fire occurred in 1952, and shortly after the house was transformed from being a convalescent home into post-war flats.
From being a wartime hospital to many fires and death, there’s no surprise that this ancient manor house has it spooky tales and is rated as one of Wales’ top 9 haunted buildings.
Bangs, knocks, shadows passing the corridors and items being moved are all but a few spooky occurrences at Miskin Manor and many staff have reported many Strange goings on.
- Work in smaller and more personal groups
- Take part in a variety of activities such as Seances and more
- Access to ghost hunting equipment such as K-II, trigger objects, ghost meters, EDI’s etc.
- Opportunities to conduct lone vigils for those feeling brave
- A friendly and experienced team of investigators offering help and advice throughout the night
- Qualified first aider present
- Tea, coffee, cordial and biscuits included in the cost
Tea, coffee, juices and light snacks provided during this event at the scheduled break times, to help the environment we ask you bring your own travel mugs for your drinks.
Parking is available at this location. The car park is located at the top of the museum, this is the main carpark. Please do not park in front of the museum due to a weak bridge and no turning Circle.
Arrival is 15 minutes before the event start time, early admittance is not permitted.
Further information will be sent to all attendees via email 5 Days before the event.
On some events we offer a deposit option, where this option is available you can book with a non-refundable deposit by booking with a deposit you agree to paying any outstanding balance one month prior to the event. Or you can pay in full at the time booking.
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Not suitable for wheelchair users.
For people with walking difficulties or mobility issues please contact us before booking.
All attendees must be aged 18 years or over
Not suitable for pregnant ladies
Flat gripped footwear must be worn no heels.