A Ghost Story for Christmas Eve; or, Festive Spirits at the Haunted Welsh Pub: A Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast Christmas special

EP28 A Ghost Story for Christmas: Ghosts and Folklore podcast with Mark Rees

There is a Welsh pub which is said to be haunted by many ghosts, which range from the good old “lady in black” to a “headless cavalier.”

They are, for most part, seemingly harmless enough, but on Christmas Eve a more troublesome phantom – a pesky poltergeist, you might say – has been known to cause mischief at the Castle Hotel in Neath.

This spirit – of the supernatural variety, rather than the alcoholic – has been reported on more than one occasion, and by multiple witnesses.

What is causing such a commotion on what should be a holy night, when nothing stirs, not even a mouse?

For some answers – and probably even more questions – please join your host Mark Rees (author of Ghosts of Wales etc.) for a special festive episode of the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees.

Merry Christmas / Nadolig llawen! 

The Mari Lwyd/ Christmas on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees

Christmas on the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast

Christmas is a magical time for Welsh folklore and ghost stories, and every Thursday during December there’ll be a new special episode of this podcast dedicated to a festive subject.

These include such folkloric favourites as the Mari Lwyd, a haunted pubs and even a magical Christmas tree.

Be sure to check out each episode on December 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – yes, there’ll even be new episodes of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve!

Did you catch last week’s episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast?

Did you miss last week’s episode? Catch up now: EP27: Mari Lwyd, the Welsh Christmas “Ghost Horse”: Secret history and folklore of the “bone horse” of Wales.

For a full list of every episode, from the Mari Lwyd to the Mabinogion, and to subscribe, visit the Ghosts of Wales podcast page.

Enjoy this “A Ghost Story for Christmas” episode? Read more about the The Castle Hotel in Paranormal Wales!

Paranormal Wales by Mark Rees, author of Ghosts of Wales and host of Ghosts & Folklore podcast

PARANORMAL WALES by Mark Rees is available from all good bookshops, and online from the books page.

Published by Amberley Publishing, here’s the blurb:

Wales is said to be the most haunted country in the world. Restless spirits roam the ancient land, from the lofty peaks of Snowdonia to the dark depths of the abandoned mines. In Paranormal Wales author Mark Rees takes the reader on a spine-chilling journey to dozens of these locations, which include well-known tourist landmarks and more secluded spots well off the beaten track.