Llanthony Secunda Manor, Caldicot
Date: Friday 21st February 2020
Time: 8.30pm-2.30am (Bed & Breakfast Included)
Llanthony Secunda Manor is steeped in both Welsh and English history spanning over 800 years. You’ll be surrounded by heavy oak doors, ancient stone walls, spiral staircases, four poster beds, and spectacular antiques.
But don’t become to complacent with it’s beauty. Llanthony Secunda Manor is also rumoured to be extremely haunted with many visitors witnessing paranormal activity during their stay.
Our past investigations at Llanthony Secunda Manor have left us in no doubt that this historic manor house is absolutely haunted. A full bodied apparition was once captured on a photograph whilst we conducted a vigil in the Banqueting Hall. Personal items belonging to guests have seemingly disappeared and then later reappeared in a completely different place to where it was originally left.
By day Llanthony Secunda Manor looks an idyllic place to spend a weekend of relaxation soaking up it’s medieval vibe, but once night draws in it takes on a whole new demeanor and becomes far more unnerving and formidable.
Llanthony Secunda Manor was first built in the 12th century. It started out life as a grange building. Only the eastern range was built at this time and it was probably only of two floors with a high pitched roof and a central fire on the first floor.
In the 15th century the kitchen was added having previously been housed in a separate building due to the risk of fire.
Above the kitchen they added the dormitory rooms for the monks there were at least 3 rooms added in this block above the kitchen. Each of these rooms had 4 small windows with prayer seats, a central fire, stair tower and garderobe. This addition is relatively unaltered from its original use and today it can clearly be seen how it was intended for the monks use. The windows help us to date this extension.
We know that Llanthony Secunda Manor carried on as a working grange until the dissolution of the monasteries when Henry VIII took possession. Although slightly misleading as a statement Henry VIII did own Llanthony Secunda Manor, he acquired it in 1536 when he also acquired a massive amount of lands in England and Wales at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries. Although he probably never visited what is particularly interesting about his ownership is that he kept records of all his newly acquired properties.
Over the years Llanthony Secunda Manor has changed ownership many times, before finally being purchased by it’s current owners and being lovingly restored into the beautiful manor house that it is today.
Reported Paranormal Activity;
The building has been the site of much paranormal activity throughout its extensive history, but recent renovations to the property seem to have increased the paranormal activity considerably.
Visitors have reported their belongings being stolen or moved from one room to another. The chanting of monks has also been heard in various rooms throughout the manor.
On top of this, there has been much poltergeist activity in the building, with many visitors being touched or pushed by unseen entities.
Below is a photograph that one of our guests captured during a vigil in the manors Banquet Hall – It clearly shows a person standing in the fireplace. It’s important to stress that no one was stood there at the time that this photograph was taken.
Your overnight ghost hunt at Llanthony Secunda Manor includes;
- Paranormal investigation of the manor
- One nights Bed and Breakfast
- Vigils led by experienced investigators
- An equipment demonstration before the investigation begins
- Full use of our vast array of paranormal equipment
- Refreshments, Tea/coffee & cakes
Available Bedrooms: (These will be allocated depending on the number in your party)
Triple Bedroom (Three single beds) Twin Bedroom
King & Single Bedroom Twin Bedroom
Important factors to consider before booking;
- This event may be unsuitable for people with mobility impairments due to the nature of the property being visited. Please call to check anything you might be unsure about before booking your tickets.
- All remaining balances for this event will be due by Friday 24th January 2020.
- You may arrive on the evening of your event from 7.15pm and check out the following morning will be by 11am.
- Breakfast will consist of Tea, coffee, Juice, Toast,Crumpets, preserves, Croissants & Pan Au Chocolat – This will be on a self service basis in the Banqueting Hall.
- You will need to bring your own bedding and towels. We recommend a sleeping bag & a pillow as the manor does not provide bedding.
Regrettably we are unable to take single bookings for this event.