Skirrid Inn

 

Overview

Said to be the oldest public house in Wales, this building in Monmouthshire has lay witness 182 hangings by the neck until dead.

Stepping into a building as old as the Skirrid Inn will take you back in time, and it becomes all the more intriguing when you know what took place within. Said to be the oldest public house in Wales. This building in Monmouthshire has lay witness 182 hangings by the neck until dead.

Ghost hunts’ include a 2 course dinner (served at 8pm)

Loud banging doors, heavy footsteps and whispering voices await you at the Skirrid Inn for you ghost hunt evening with supper. Your ghost hunt at the Skirrid Inn will see you firstly enjoying a two course dinner in at a private table in the restaurant, followed by being able to investigate 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.

Reported Ghosts

The ghostly activity witnessed at the Skirrid Inn has seen ghost hunters flock to this location from all over the world to get a firsthand glimpse at what has been reported here, with many not leaving empty handed.

Many visitors have reported a tightening of the throat as if being straggled by a noose around the neck, are their spirits which want to share what they went through within these walls? Suffering their slow, agonizing death whilst they suffocated under their own weight. Have the emotions of this activity attached itself to the fabric of the building?

Reports of glasses shooting across the bar, ghostly footsteps are reported from rooms above, and massive drops in temperature have been heavily documented. Former Inn keepers and staff alike have reported of hearing an un-nerving laughter echo through the building from unseen sources, and large terrifying shadows have been reported to move along the walls. With so much going on it is no wonder this building not only claims to be Wale’s oldest inn, but most haunted too!

Venue History

The Skirrid Inn has a dark history of mass execution where many men, women and children had their lives taken from them for a multitude of “supposed” crimes. Since 1110 AD, the Skirrid Inn was used as a courthouse which ensured punishment was harsh and death was slow due to the thickness of the rope and shortness of the drop, making this location one of the saddest and some say most haunted buildings in Wales. It is believed that the bloody Judge Jefferies was responsible for many of these hangings.

One of the bedrooms on the first floor was once the actual courtroom, Will you dare spend time alone in such a room where many lives were destroyed by cruel justice.

Many English and Welsh Kings and Queens have been said to of visited and stayed at the Skirrid Inn, even to this day the old mounting stone that they would of used still sits in the courtyard outside. Legend tells that a former English kings guard turned welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr rallied his troops outside.

The Infamous bloody judge Jeffries, or the hanging judge, was said to have his beginnings from the Skirrid Inn, known for the being the cause of hundreds, if not thousands of deaths by the hangman’s noose.

An ancient beam rests high above the staircase which is said to be the beam where all the hangings took place, and to this day the marks where the rope has worn into the wood can be seen.

  • Skirrid Mountain Inn ,
  • Llanvihangel Crucorney,
  • Abergavenny,
  • Monmouthshire,
  • NP7 8DH
  • 10:00 pm
  • -
  • 4:00 am
  • (Arrive for 9:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Stepping into a building as old as the Skirrid Inn will take you back in time, and it becomes all the more intriguing when you know what took place within. Said to be the oldest public house in Wales. This building in Monmouthshire has lay witness 182 hangings by the neck until dead.

Ghost hunts’ include a 2 course dinner (served at 8pm)

Loud banging doors, heavy footsteps and whispering voices await you at the Skirrid Inn for you ghost hunt evening with supper. Your ghost hunt at the Skirrid Inn will see you firstly enjoying a two course dinner in at a private table in the restaurant, followed by being able to investigate 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.

The Skirrid Inn has a dark history of mass execution where many men, women and children had their lives taken from them for a multitude of “supposed” crimes. Since 1110 AD, the Skirrid Inn was used as a courthouse which ensured punishment was harsh and death was slow due to the thickness of the rope and shortness of the drop, making this location one of the saddest and some say most haunted buildings in Wales. It is believed that the bloody Judge Jefferies was responsible for many of these hangings.

One of the bedrooms on the first floor was once the actual courtroom, Will you dare spend time alone in such a room where many lives were destroyed by cruel justice.

Many English and Welsh Kings and Queens have been said to of visited and stayed at the Skirrid Inn, even to this day the old mounting stone that they would of used still sits in the courtyard outside. Legend tells that a former English kings guard turned welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr rallied his troops outside.

The Infamous bloody judge Jeffries, or the hanging judge, was said to have his beginnings from the Skirrid Inn, known for the being the cause of hundreds, if not thousands of deaths by the hangman’s noose.

An ancient beam rests high above the staircase which is said to be the beam where all the hangings took place, and to this day the marks where the rope has worn into the wood can be seen.

The ghostly activity witnessed at the Skirrid Inn has seen ghost hunters flock to this location from all over the world to get a firsthand glimpse at what has been reported here, with many not leaving empty handed.

Many visitors have reported a tightening of the throat as if being straggled by a noose around the neck, are their spirits which want to share what they went through within these walls? Suffering their slow, agonizing death whilst they suffocated under their own weight. Have the emotions of this activity attached itself to the fabric of the building?

Reports of glasses shooting across the bar, ghostly footsteps are reported from rooms above, and massive drops in temperature have been heavily documented. Former Inn keepers and staff alike have reported of hearing an un-nerving laughter echo through the building from unseen sources, and large terrifying shadows have been reported to move along the walls. With so much going on it is no wonder this building not only claims to be Wale’s oldest inn, but most haunted too!

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • This location has free parking, A private car park is to the rear of the building
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • This event includes a 2-course supper (drinks not included)
  • A main choice of either Steak and Ale Pie, Fish & Chips or Vegetable Lasagne
  • A desert choice of Chocolate Fudge Cake, or Apple Pie
  • We will be in touch 7 days before your event for your dinner pre-order
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Skirrid Inn

£59.00 Per Person

Said to be the oldest public house in Wales, this building in Monmouthshire has lay witness 182 hangings by the neck until dead.

  • 10:00 pm
  • -
  • 4:00 am
  • Abergavenny,
  • Monmouthshire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

Jasmine Williams

Superb night at the Skirrid. Group leaders were fab!!! Pretty spooky too. Thanks. Can’t wait to book the next one.

Emma West

Lovely team – made you feel super welcome even when you’re a first timer! Definitely would go back and do another one!

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