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Craig y Nos Castle

Craig y Nos Castle

IMAGE: Craig y Nos Castle by Dawnswraig [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons.

Adelina Patti
Adelina Patti

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

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Opening hours

The castle is not open for public visits.

It provides accommodation, weddings and ghost tours. See website for other events.

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