Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, Wales

A view of Nanteos Mansion

Nanteos Mansion

Nanteos Mansion is an incredible building - with an equally impressive history and haunting. There are a number of ghosts at Nanteos.


The apparitions include the Grey Lady, who is thought to be a Miss Corbett, and appears carrying a candelabra when the head of the family is close to death; the “Jewel Lady” which is Elizabeth Powell, the late wife of William Powell, who it is said left her deathbed to hide her jewels, which remain undiscovered to this day (although quite a few people have invested time and effort trying to find them!); the “Phantom Huntsman” who appears near a culvert in the grounds; a phantom horse and carriage that pulls up to the front entrance in the middle of the night; and the ghost of the harpist Gruffydd Evan, who played for the Powell family in the music room every Christmas for 69 years and whose music can still be heard in the woods around the house.


Nanteos is also famous because it was once home to the “Nanteos Cup” - a medieval mazer bowl, that legend claimed it to be the Holy Grail. The cup is no longer at Nanteos, which is now a country hotel.


For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Rhydyfelin is a village in Ceredigion, Wales.

It is located 2.5 miles south of Aberystwyth.

Pictured is a view of Nanteos Mansion courtesy of Alex Liivet. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.