Tag: Monmouthshire

The Lonely Shepherd and the power of the Welsh folktale

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CLAIRE BARRAND recalls local folktales and legends from her youth growing up in Powys, South Wales...

Old Prophet Edmund Jones, The Fairy Minister of Wales who saved...

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about Edmund Jones aka The Old Prophet Jones, a crucial collector of Welsh folklore

Mari Lwyd: How the Welsh celebrate Christmas with Horse Skull

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Mari Lwyd Horse Skull
The Mari Lwyd Christmas tradition in Wales sees locals carrying a decorated horse skulls, says CLAIRE BARRAND

Eight Disturbing True Tales of Welsh Changelings

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Welsh Changeling
CLAIRE BARRAND picks out eight historical changelig cases in Wales, with shocking eyewitness accounts of Welsh changelings...

The Devil, The Giant and Skirrid Mountain

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Skirrid Mountain
CLAIRE BARRAND looks into some of the mysterious legends and folklore of the Skirrid Mountain on the English-Welsh border....

Monmouthshire: 6 Haunted Places to Visit

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Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire
CLAIRE BARRAND investigates six of the top haunted places to visit in her home county of Monmouthshire, South Wales

Abergavenny Massacre leaves Welsh market town red with blood

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CLAIRE BARRAND looks back at one of the bloodiest massacres in British history - the Abergavenny Massacre!

Top 10 Most Disturbing Welsh Folk Legends

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some of Wales' most disturbing folk legends...

Skirrid Mountain Inn, a must-do for ghost hunters

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Skirrid Mountain
KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS takes a trip to the haunted Skirrid Mountain Inn in Monmouthshire, Wales

Britian’s Most Notorious Unsolved Deaths

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NIA JONES gives us 10 of Britain’s most notorious cold cases, reminding you to never forget them

Who was Jack O’Kent, the Welsh Doctor Faustus?

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The Welsh Doctor Fautus? JON KANEKO-JAMES looks at Jack O'Kent, the Welsh sorcerer supreme

How Medieval Welsh Historians taught us about the Occult

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JON KANEKO-JAMES pays tribute to the medieval Welsh scholars who wrote the occult

King Arthur’s Adventures in the Underworld

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JON KANEKO-JAMES visits King Arthur's adventures in the Underworld

The Skirrid Inn, Most Haunted REVIEW

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Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
AMY VAN DE CASTEELE looks back on Most Haunted: The Skirrid Inn

Vampires and Zombies, Walter Map’s Monsterous Herefordshire

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Medieval Monsters
JON KANEKO-JAMES uncovers the grotesque monsters of Walter Map's medieval Britain

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6 Welsh Places with Gates to Annwn, ‘The Otherworld’

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CLAIRE BARRAND tells us where to find gateways to The Welsh Otherworld of Annwn….

Meet Arthur Machen, Wales’ Unsung Hero of Horror

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Arthur Machen is highly respected Welsh horror writer who deserves more people to know about his work, says JON KANEKO-JAMES

Brownies: 10 Fascinating Facts from Scottish Folklore

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Brownies, also known as a brùnaidh or gruagach, are household spirits from Scottish folklore. CALLUM CAMPBELL tells us some interesting facts about them...

Human skin covered books, the real story

Human Skin Covered Books
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The practice of human skin covered books was real and more mainstream than we realise, says guest writer JON KANEKO-JAMES