Bridgend is soaked in history visitors could stumble across medieval castles, ancient villages and ever a lost city along this famous stretch of Welsh coast. So when it comes to searching for a some spooky spots in the area, it's never too difficult to find a few.
Here's a quick round-up of some spooky places in Bridgend as well as a slightly scare event taking place on the 27th October ... Can you name any?
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The Prince Kenfig
5. The Prince, Kenfig - The pub overlooks the buried city of Kenfig, that was engulfed in ever shifting sands in the 13th Century where there is now a magnificent pool situated in the midst of fabulous dunes. The Prince of Wales Inn was built as a Town Hall to replace the one lost beneath the sands. A magnificent 16th Century family run Pub is steeped in history, character and charm is bound to have a couple of creepy spirits hanging around.
4. The village of Llangynwyr - There are many legends surrounding this village including the strange Welsh tradition called Mari Lwyd which still takes place today. The tradition involves a mare's scull being fixed to a wooden pole and paraded around. This ancient celtic ritual will certainly send shivers up your spine when you attend the event in New Year.
The Old House in, Llangynwyr
3. Old House Inn is thought to be one of the oldest inn's in Wales, be sure to visit this pub on halloween and for a pint with the unexpected.
2. Island Farm / Camp 198 - Nazi war criminals and German prisoner of war were sent to this cut off part of Bridgend. Went went on behind these walls is unknown
1. Ogmore Castle - this picturesque castle was once a court of justice and a prison. A place with so much history is bound to have one or two ghosts hanging around including:
The ghost Y Ladi Wen ("the White Lady") purportedly guarded the castle's treasure and Lady Wen's revenge was said to fall on the person who died prior to disclosing hidden treasure.
AND FOR THE ULTIMATE SPOOK & HALLOWEEN PART EXPERIENCE: Event: Bryngarw Spooktacular Sunday 27th October, 2013 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Come along in fancy dress for ghoulishly fun evening including a spooky walk, Halloween arts and crafts, storytelling and if you dare a creepy house to explore!. Halloween food available to purchase at Cedars Cafe.
Suitable for children aged six - 10 years old. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Spaces are limited so please book your tickets in advance. There will be plenty to entertain to the children and the walk will be taking place in sessions at 6.30pm, 7.15pm and 8pm, so book your tickets for a time to suit you.
Tickets: In advance: tickets can be ordered online at www.grandpavilion.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 01656 815995.
On the day: some tickets may be available on the door but only subject to availability.
Admission: £5 per child
Bryngarw Country Park, Brynmenyn, Bridgend. CF32 8UU