Your Ghost Hunt and Nantclwyd y Dre in Ruthin, North Wales will take you back through several centuries of history. Built in 1435 this is the oldest timber-framed building in Wales. With it’s twisting corridors, ancient rooms and antique furniture your ghost hunt at Nantclwyd y Dre will surely give you the creeps!
Your ghost hunt at Nantclwyd y Dre will see you investigating all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
After being a in private use and opening up to the public as a museum in 2017, Nantclwyd y Dre has lay witness to a myriad of ghostly sightings and reporting’s by guests and staff alike. Poltergeist activity has been said to plagiarise the upper floors, with a certain bedroom seing the most profound activity.
As with many old buildings, a White Lady is seen here in a mist like form, moving along the corridors carrying a simple candle.
There are many reports of loud bumps, scrapes and dragging sounds as if furniture is being moved, plus an unwelcome feeling is reported to of been felt by many in certain rooms. Join Haunted Houses in investigating these claims.
Nantclwyd y Dre is Wales’ oldest house with a timber frame, and stands in the historic town of Ruthin, North Wales and is said to of been built in 1435. It was around this time that many welsh towns were being rebuilt after the rebellious attacks and town burnings committed by Owain Glyndwr via his base at Harlech Castle.
Over the decades the property passed into the hands of many different families, all whom added their own alterations and extensions to the house making it much larger property.
The name Nantclwyd y Dre was thought to of been given to the house in the 1720’s following further extensions which included the distinctive pillared porch
The building went through a change of use and became a school for girls, a lodge for visiting judges, a doctor’s surgery an iron mongers, and a rectory.
In 1984, the house and gardens were sold to Clwyd County Council, where it’s successor Denbigshire County Council created the museum we see today in 2007, displaying period rooms and preserving the property for the public.