Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

The Black Boy Inn

The Black Boy Inn

The Black Boy Inn (pictured above) on Northgate Street is said to be haunted, with a ghost found in the bar. It was built around 1522, so it is one of the oldest inns in North Wales. The reported presence of the ghost of a nun has been seen passing through the Inn to the nunnery, which at one time was at the rear of the Inn.

Black Boy Inn,

Northgate Street,


Gwynedd, LL55 1RW.


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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle (pictured courtesy of Nilfanion) started as a motte-and-bailey castle in the late 11th century until 1283 when King Edward I replaced it with the current stone structure. The town and castle were sacked in 1294 when Madog ap Llywelyn led a rebellion against the English. Caernarfon was recaptured the following year. During the Glyndŵr Rising of 1400–1415, the castle was besieged. When the Tudor dynasty ascended to the English throne in 1485, tensions between the Welsh and English began to diminish and castles were considered less important. As a result, Caernarfon Castle was allowed to fall into a state of disrepair.


A visitor to the castle in 2001 took a series of photographs of the interior of the castle grounds. In one of the pictures, an anomoly appears towards the bottom right near the entrance to one of the castle doorways. Some claim it looks like a figure. The image is reproduced by Richard Jones (see below).

Caernarfon Castle,



LL55 2AY.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Caernarfon is a royal towncand port in Gwynedd, Wales.

It lies along the A487 road, on the eastern shore of the Menai Strait, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. The city of Bangor is 8.6 miles to the northeast, while Snowdonia fringes Caernarfon to the east and southeast.

Pictured left is the Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon courtesy of Steven Haslington. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.