DARK WALES TOURS
We are delighted to announce we have launched a new podcast series that will explore even more of the History, Myths, Legends and Ghosts of Wales.
Each episode will focus on a different aspect of Welsh folklore making comparisons with similar beliefs and ideas from other cultures around the world.
We will also be looking at some of the most haunted sites in Wales, sharing stories of the paranormal and what has been experienced.
The Dark Wales Tours Podcast is also available to listen to on all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcast and Spotify
1. Death Omens
Exploring the many omens of death in Welsh Folklore, comparing them with other cultures past and present
2. Ghosts of Ogmore Castle
Explore the history of Ogmore Castle, its legendary ghosts and similar hauntings across various locations in Wales. Comparing them with other cultures, past and present.
3.The Devil in Wales
Discover the stories and tales of the Devils exploits in Wales. From building projects to trying to trick the Welsh. How does the Devils' visits compare with other countries and cultures who have long told tales of this mythical beast roaming and terrorising the Earth.
4.The buried town of Kenfig and other hauntings
Explore the mysterious history of the lost town of Kenfig in South Wales. Discover its connections to one of the most haunted buildings in the country, The Prince of Wales Inn and also learn about the infamous Sker House, whose legend of the Maid of Sker has inspired many works of literature, film and most recently, video games as well.
5.Witches of Wales
Discover the accounts of 'real' witches in Wales. From a coven of women who terrorised a village for centuries to a legendary monster who stalks the night looking for victims.
6.The Hauntings of Cardiff Royal Infirmary and Denbigh Asylum
On this episode we explore two buildings where experiences of ghostly phenomena have been rife for many years. From a ghostly nurse that is said to wander the hallways to a more malevolent unseen force that has terrorised staff for years, both of these buildings have a vast history and catalogue of ghost stories to share.
Explore the history of Halloween in Wales and around the world, exploring how it has evolved and changed through the centuries. Discover Welsh Halloween traditions and how other cultures observe this particularly paranormal night.
8.The Ghosts of Gwrych Castle
Explore the history of the location of the 2020 series of I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of here, Gwrych Castle. Discover its many uses and it's stories of ghostly apparitions that have been witnessed throughout the years.
9.The Tylwyth Teg, The Fairy Folk of Wales
From tormenting mortals to marrying them, the Fair Folk have for centuries both plagued and blessed humankind. Discover the tales of these strange creatures in Wales and the rest of the world, including one of the most famous cases of capturing their image in photographs. Was it a hoax or was it real?
10.The Ghosts of Carew Castle
Discover the history of Carew Castle, the dramatic events that have taken place within its walls and the strange ghosts that still reside there. From a beautiful Welsh Princess to the sight of a screaming Barbary Ape.
11.Traditions and Customs of Christmas
Christmas 2020 will be very different for many of us but in this episode we explore the history of Christmas in Wales and around the world. From quirky traditions to modern day customs.
12.The Haunting of Gladstone Villa
The family home is a place to retreat to from the world, a place of safety. But some homes refuse to let you sleep at night. The spirits of former occupants roam the corridors and rooms they once called their own. Mr. Andrew Dexter contacted us to tell us of the time he lived at Gladstone Villa in Bargoed near Caerphilly, South Wales. The strange occurrences that he and his family experienced simply 'defied rational explanation and scientific logic'. This episode will also look at two other famous cases of haunted houses in the world, showing that it is not just grand Victorian mansions and ruined castles that are full of ghosts.
13.The History of St Dwynwen's Day
Explore the history behind Wales' own day of love St Dwynwen's Day. Discover the many unique ways the Welsh celebrate love and also strange customs that have died out. Also discover stories of tragedy and love throughout Welsh history.
14.Pirates of Wales
Hear the stories of two of the most notorious Welsh pirates who ever sailed the seven seas. Discover the man behind a popular rum brand and also the real life pirate who was the inspiration fictional pirates such as Captain Hook.
15.The strange events of Broad Haven
In the late 1970s many locals of Broad Haven, west Wales, experienced strange phenomena. Is it possible that this idyllic part of Wales was visited by forces not of this world?
16.St. David's Day
Discover the remarkable life of the patron saint of Wales. Saint David. Hear about his numerous miracles and find out why he is unique among the patron saints of Britain. Explore the stories of other lesser known saints of Wales and their influences not only on rulers of Wales but Lords in France and Kings of England too.
From phantom figures emerging out of the darkness, to unseen entities taking control of your vehicle, these things may sound like something out of a horror movie but discover the true accounts of haunted roads throughout Wales and similar stories from across the world.
18.The traditions of Easter
Explore the many quirky Welsh traditions around Easter time. From decorating graves to performing somersaults on top of a mountain. Discover the origins of Easter itself along with the iconic Easter Bunny!
19.Cases of Vampirism
Discover the famous cases of vampirism from Britain and around the world, also explore the unique ways in which vampires terrorise Wales.
20. St Donat's Castle
Discover the long history of St Donat's Castle in South Wales. From its legendary origins to the modern college campus, a favourite with the worlds royalty.
Hear how many of its inhabitants have reported hearing phantom footsteps and seeing spectral figures, including the legendary Gwrach-y-Rhibyn.