I was at a gathering of volunteers at Penrhyn Castle a few weeks ago when I heard a fascinating story which was told to me by the member of staff. At these kind of events I always try to find out whether anyone has heard any ghost stories recently and find the person who has had the experience. I feel that it is better to hear stories first hand and to get permission to share them on here.
The man I spoke to said that he had to go to the Victorian kitchens, which were not open to the public at the time because was doing a fire safety check. When he was near the Brushing Room he sensed that he was not alone. He felt that a woman was with him, although he could not see her. He unlocked the Kitchen door and walked through the Kitchen to the Scullery. The woman walked with him, then went up the stairs towards the scullery maids bedrooms. He said that he heard her laughing as she went up the stairs. He told me that he did not see her but he knew that she was there. He was not sure whether he actually heard the laughter or just heard it in his mind, but it seemed very real.
Has anyone else had an recent experiences at the castle? Please let me know. Thanks.