IMAGE: Craig y Nos Castle by Dawnswraig [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons.
Opera singer Adelina Patti (1843-1919), one of the most famous stars of the era. bought this castle, called “Bryn Melin” at the time, in 1878 at a cost of £3,500 (around £390,000 in todays money) and renamed it Craig y Nos (“Rock of the Night”).
She created the theatre to entertain her guests. The design being based on the Drury Lane Theatre in London. The theatre is now Grade I listed.
The Victorian-Gothic country house is now a popular wedding venue, with both the opera house theatre and conservatory being licensed for weddings.
Ghost Tours at The Haunted Castle
There are also ghost tours at the Castle:
- Three hour tours with seances and table tipping.
- Full Paranormal Investigations.
- Halloween extravaganza.
- Overnight specially arranged investigations and tours.
Plus, dare you take a Hen Night at Craig Y Nos Castle?
Brecon Rd., Pen-y-Cae. SA9 1GL
The castle is not open for public visits.
It provides accommodation, weddings and ghost tours. See website for other events.