Released: May 2013
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 180 x 110mm
Shiver your way from Monmouth to Pembroke, down to Carmarthen and up to Brecon. But only look if you dare! Be frightened; be very frightened. These stories collected from around South Wales will have you on the edge of your seat and you’ll be way too scared to turn off the light at night!
South Wales has it all: glorious countryside, a stunning coastline, rich heritage and a vibrant ‘capital city’. Its attractiveness to day-trippers and holidaymakers has long been recognised. South Wales boasts the first place to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Gower Peninsula – and two National Parks: the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons. History buffs come to marvel at the astonishing number of medieval castles in the region (more per square mile than anywhere else in the UK).
South Wales has a darker heritage, too. Its ghostly heritage. Almost every one of its dozens of ruined castles, for example, are said to be haunted. Then there are its numerous haunted mansions, pubs and hotels. Ghosts may be encountered, too, out of doors. Roads, lanes, fields, hillsides, caves, even the beaches may boast a ghost or two. Some of these spooks are of great antiquity, dating back to the Dark Ages, perhaps even into prehistory. Others are delightfully modern. Whatever their origin, many seem to be as active now as they’ve ever been. You have a better chance of seeing (or hearing) a ghost in South Wales than most places.
We hope this book encourages you to explore this haunted heritage for yourself. In doing so you will also find yourself visiting some of the most interesting and beautiful locations in South Wales.