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Ghostly goings-on set to test the nerves of castle visitors

Families with a taste for scary things are invited to Oystermouth Castle this Halloween.

The ancient Swansea landmark – with its own historic spooky myth – will be playing host to the Haunted Castle Experience on the night of Monday, October 31.

Live actors will be seeking to scare – but not harm – visitors as they walk through enclosed centuries-old spaces with low lighting, over uneven flooring, up and down steep staircases and along narrow corridors.

The event is being organised by Swansea Council and Friends of Oystermouth Castle. They promise that the spooky goings-on will be delivered with a smile!

Council cabinet member Elliott King said: “Oystermouth Castle is one of our most popular historic attractions and it’s the perfect place for a Halloween adventure, thanks to over 900 years of history.

“Visitors can come dressed-up as their favourite horror characters and navigate their way through the 12th century vaults and ancient corridors.

“It should be lots of fun and it’s a great opportunity for people to experience the castle at night.”

Four time slots are available on October 31 and each visit lasts around half an hour.

Visitors can arrive anytime within their booked time slot and entries will be staggered. Pre-booking is advised as there’ll be limited tickets on the gate.

It’s suitable for those aged 12 and over, with special effects including strobe and laser lighting, smoke machines, odour effects, creepy sounds and music.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Robust footwear is recommended.

With hundreds of years of gruesome history, Oystermouth Castle is thought to have its own resident ghost – the White Lady.

With the lights out, who knows what unsettling spirits or creepy characters may be lying in wait. Are you brave enough to find out?

For more about the Haunted Castle Experience at Oystermouth, including ticket sales, go to www.enjoyswanseabay.com or contact the box office on 01792 475715