The historic Conwy Castle Hotel has provided many services over the centuries. It began life as a Cistercian abbey and then moved on to become a popular coaching inn that attracted many travelers to the area.
This article will be taking a look at the paranormal case that is known locally as ‘The Unfortunate Chambermaid of The Castle Hotel’ and the spectral friends she brings with her…
The Chambermaid’s Tale
Over the years there have been numerous reports from visitors that suggest a blond girl, no more than 12 years old, haunts the old hotel.
There is some interesting historical evidence to support the appearance of this lost spirit…
A girl that fits the description of this ghost was employed by the hotel during the 1920’s as a chambermaid. Unfortunately for her, the manageress at the time was a little bit of a cow!
The young girl fell terribly ill suddenly and pleaded with her employer to have the day off – the manageress would not agree to this, and forced her to work throughout the day in her poorly condition.
The following day the girl’s sickness got worse…but the manageress yet again refused to let her rest…she collapsed hours later.
As she lay on her deathbed she pleaded with her employers to send her body back to her home of Anglesey – they agreed to do so.
Once she had passed the manageress went back on her word – maybe to cover up her harsh treatment of the girl?
Her body was swiftly and crudely buried in the graveyard adjacent to the hotel.
Within days the hotel was struck by a series of hauntings that involved a spectral young girl – it got to the point where nobody wanted to stay there!
The manageress had the body exhumed and sent down to Anglesey…but she was too late…the spirit of the girl has never left the hotel.
The Phantom Cat & The Cellar Dweller
There have also been numerous reports at the hotel of a phantom cat that some believe is linked to the chambermaid’s ghost.
Apparently this ‘pet ghost’ still feels drawn to the warmth of hotel visitor’s beds, and is frequently felt walking slowly across the bedsheets in the dead of night.
A handful of employees to the hotel have also reported an entity down in the building’s cellar – it is unclear whether this is the spirit of the chambermaid or not.
This creature of the dark likes to violently push visitors to the cellar up against the wall, as if he/she/whatever is trying to get past them in a hurry.
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