Llanelli Ghosts – Paranormal Wales

Llanelli Ghosts - Paranormal Wales

I was born and bred in Carmarthen, South Wales. This beautiful area of the country is littered with fantastic castles and ancient, yet impressive buildings.

Due to my interest in the paranormal from a young age – I came across numerous (paranormal) reports based in my surrounding area.

In this article I decided to cover one of these areas I spent a great deal of time as a kid – Llanelli.

So, lets take a closer look at the Llanelli ghosts of past and present…

The Park Howard Mansion

This superbly grand sandstone mansion looms above Llanelli’s grandest park – it is an area that contains many unique buildings.

Over the years there have been a large amount of sightings regarding a lady in white that peers out of the tower window.

The Park Howard Mansion

This white lady is often joined by the figure of a ghostly nurse and a wounded soldier on the main staircase.

During the two world wars the building was used as an emergency hospital – could this be the reason these three spirits wander it’s halls?

Stradey Woods

As a young child I pretty much HATED the Stradey Woods area of Llanelli – I spent many a Scouts camping trip there and the area was intensely creepy at night.

The most widely seen ghost associated with the woods is a sort of ‘old fashioned runner’.

He is often seen speedily making his way through the area in old/aged sporting gear.

The spirit has been linked to reports of a tragedy that happened back in the 1930’s when a runner was hit and killed by a passing car.

Even the police in the area admit to receiving several calls a year regarding a ghostly figure running through the wooded area.

Stepney Mansion/Hotel

Back in the mid 80’s, I actually went to school with the daughter of owner of this Jacobean mansion with Georgian features (but for the life of me I cannot remember her name!).

The building is said to have two main spirits in residence.

The first is the ghost of a woman in a heavy brocaded gown that seems to be covered in noisy trinkets or garments.

Stepney Mansion/Hotel

There have been numerous reports of her making a sort of ‘swishing’ sound as she approaches witnesses.

The second ghost is said to be that of a maid named Mira Turner. She died whilst serving at the house way back in 1851.

The Ghostly Carriage

A 12th Century church with 15th Century renovations seems to be the focal point of a rather shocking ghostly form of transport.

St. Elli Parish Church often enjoys a visit from a ghostly carriage that disappears into it’s treacherous bend at the church wall.

The carriage is often seen flying down the Park Howard hill before it does it’s disappearing act in the old wall.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Llanelli ghosts we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

6 thoughts on “Llanelli Ghosts – Paranormal Wales

  1. Hello there! This was a great read about the paranormal. I have always found interest in the paranormal world and it’s neat to read about stories in other locations across the world. I think personally the Park Howard Mansion would be pretty scary because it looks gorgeous on the outside, but I bet it has a lot of secrets to tell.

    1. Ahhh I’ll have to look into the Park Howard Mansion Casi – thanks for the heads up…I’m sure there’s an incident or two in their cupboards!!!!

  2. Wow! This creeps me out, lol.

    It’s so funny because I was watching this documentary of this kid in Wales just on TV last night, who believed he was a vampire, and he went on a killing spree. It was a true story, I don’t know if you know this story?

    Have you seen any ghosts when you were growing up as a kid?


    1. Hi Emrah,

      Actually that certainly rings a bell – I’ll have to look into it further (although I’m not sure about the killing spree – this is Wales we are talking about after all!).

      As far as SEEING ghosts goes – no, not that lucky mate! But there are other ways to be in contact with the paranormal…. 🙂

      Nice to speak with you mate!

  3. Okay, this is one of the coolest sites I’ve seen in a while. When i was younger, I was so into paranormal incidents and ghost sightings but gradually started to stray away from everything related to that kinda stuff but I’m still very excited by these stories. I actually would like to know more about this “ghost runner” that you mentioned. I’m way more spooked by ghosts that just randomly wonder, or in this case, run around open spaces aimlessly than ones that are rumored to be coming after me or something. It leaves so much mystery in my mind as to why they just roam the earth.

    Really top job on this site mate – it’s such a welcoming place to come and read about this sort of topic. Have you been going long now?

    1. Hey Bob,

      Well thanks for saying so – great to hear that you’ve enjoyed your visit here!

      The site has been up and running for just over a year now but we have had to put quite a lot of effort into the content and reports etc. It’s all worth it in the end though 🙂

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