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Ghostly goings-on at Plas Mawr in Conwy

The evening tours, led by Blodwen the ghostly maid, sold out last year

There have been some awfully spooky happenings in Conwy in the run-up to Plas Mawr’s first evening tour of 2011 – but at least the ghost in question is a friendly one.

Blodwen the ghostly maid will again be offering her out-of-hours journey into Plas Mawr’s intriguing past following the success of the tours last year.

With one week to go until the first tour on April 14th, Blodwen is all set to welcome tourists and locals to the reputedly haunted 16th century townhouse built for Welsh merchant Robert Wynn.

Blue Badge guide Rhian Wyn Jones, who lives in Conwy herself, will again play the part of Blodwen, saying she is looking forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide.

“From the old passageways to the eerie pentagrams to ward off evil spirits, there’s plenty to make your hair stand on end – but there will also be plenty of fun along the way,” she said.

“I know Blod is looking forward to sharing the wonders of Plas Mawr with those brave enough to join her!”

Blodwen looks forward to welcoming you to Plas Mawr - if you're brave enough!

Blodwen has already enthralled scores of visitors over the summer, exploring the hidden crevices of the Elizabethan residence and shedding light on its many mysteries.

She recently led the Plas Mawr Spooky Tour as part of a heritage event to celebrate 610 years since Owain Glyndwr’s men took Conwy Castle.

Two complete Plas Mawr evening tours will take place every Thursday from April 14th in conjunction with Cadw – the Welsh Assembly Government’s historic environment service.

The hour-long tours will take place at 6pm and again at 7.30pm and can accommodate up to 22 people at a time.

Tickets are available by calling 01492 580167, priced at £6.00. More information can be found on Cadw’s website.

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