Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

View of Mountain Ash


Guto Bran (real name Griffith Morgan) was an infamous character during the 1700’s. It was said he was unbeatable in a cross-country race.


In 1737, he was so committed to beating an English adversary that he put his all into the race. He won, but at a price – he died from exhaustion soon after. His ghost is said to be seen running around the area at midnight.


Pictured left is a statue of Guto Bran courtesy of Darren Wyn Rees. The statue is located in Oxford Street, Mountain Ash.




For further information, please read Haunted Wales: A Guide to Welsh Ghostlore by Richard Holland.


Visitor Information

Mountain Ash (Welsh: Aberpennar) is a town in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

It lies about 4.5 miles south of the town of Aberdare and approximately 19 miles northwest of Cardiff.

Pictured is a view of Mountain Ash courtesy of Roger Cornfoot. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.