The ghost of the drunken miser

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Wales can be found a modest country house called Plas yn Rhiw. It must be one of the smaller ‘stately homes’ in the care of the National Trust. It’s right down on the Llyn Peninsula and boasts glorious views of the great, storm-tossed bay known as Porth y Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth). Inside, the house doesn’t seem to have changed since a group of eccentric old ladies lived in it in the 1930s. The radiators look like something out of a Flash Gordon movie: a series of enormous, deadly-looking valves. I was really impressed with their book collection, too.

The ghost of Plas yn Rhiw isn’t mentioned in the guide book. There is only one record of it, in fact, a book of ‘True Ghost Stories’ published in 1936. The account, though, comes from a reliable witness first-hand. It’s well worth a read:


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (, a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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