Huge fundraising campaign launched to save one of UK’s most famous haunted mansions

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The Regency Room of Plas Teg, a haunted 17th-century mansion in Wales


A campaign to save one of Wales’ most haunted buildings from falling apart has been launched.

People staying at Plas Teg claim to have seen ghostly figures and a dead barking dog roaming the halls.

The owners say laughter and strange voices are often heard, furniture moves without explanation and guests experience sudden changes in temperature and rapid mood swings.

But while the spooky 17th mansion in Pontblyddyn is a popular attraction for ghost hunters, the owners are struggling to maintain it.

Plas Teg Trust, which was set up to preserve the building, told NorthWalesLive over £10,000 needs to be spent on urgent repair work, due to problems with the roof and the timber.

The Regency Room of Plas Teg, a haunted 17th-century mansion in Wales

In a statement, the trust said: “A huge thank you if you’ve donated to help with the repairs required at the magnificent Plas Teg.

“You’ve helped us to raise close to £700 so far.

“The urgent repairs exceed £10,000, so all donations will help and are greatly appreciated by Cornelia and the trust.”

The Grade I listed mansion, built by Sir John Trevor in 1610, is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in Wales.

Plas Teg, the haunted 17th century mansion in Pontblyddyn, before it was renovated
Plas Teg, the haunted 17th century mansion in Pontblyddyn, before it was renovated

It was taken over and saved from neglect by Cornelia Bayley, 35 years ago, who recently celebrated her 85th birthday.

Plas Teg is thought to have been used as a local court during its history where people were tried and hung.

The infamous hanging judge George Jeffreys is said to haunt the corridors of the house.

Ghost hunters also claim to have seen John Trevor V who died in a carriage crash, after he allegedly killed his wife because she was having an affair.

Paranormal investigator Paul Rowland, of Paradox Paranormal, claims he made a recording of the ghost of a dog barking at Plas Teg in Pontblyddyn
Paranormal investigator Paul Rowland claims he made a recording of a ghost of a dog barking at Plas Teg in Pontblyddyn

The ghostly figures of Sir John’s daughter Dorothy and 16-year-old Elizabeth Roper, who either fell or was pushed down a well after getting involved in a love triangle, have been spotted.

In 2016, paranormal investigator Paul Rowland shared eerie footage, claiming it shows the ghost of a dead dog barking in Plas Teg.

And in 2006, pop group Girls Aloud visited Plas Teg for the ITV2 show ‘Ghosthunting With Girls Aloud’.

Lead by Most Haunted presenter Yvette Fielding, they heard mysterious knocks and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini started crying and claiming a ghost had touched her arm.

To donate to the building costs, click here.





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