Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe that the devil himself left a card game through the room and that hole in the roof cannot be repaired?
If not, (or even if you do) then a visit to Loftus Hall in Co. Wexford, Ireland just might change your mind. The house is now open again and running very well organised hour long tours which bring you through the history, and horrors of the house. You may even catch a glimpse of the ghostly Lady Anna or one of the other demons.
I was a small bit sceptical about how this old house could be the setting for a tour but I was proved very wrong within the first 5 minutes. The tour guides are very well prepared and give you a lot of history and facts to digest. I’m not going to give anything away are there are a few interactive elements to the tour also. For me the highlight (if you can call it that) was the visit to the tapestry room which is the most haunted room in the house, as I felt a real drop in temperature in this room, apparently associated with spirits.
It was a very well run tour and I might even be tempted to return for the more sinister adult only tour which is a lot darker and guided only by candlelight (which often goes out I was informed). Shortly after writing this post, one person took an unexplained photo with a potential ghost. The news story hit national press and went viral online so if you are interested in the paranormal, Loftus Hall is certainly one for you.
Tickets are €5 for children (who must be accompanied by at least 1 adult) and €9 for adults.
A great tour, my only gripe is that if you do the tour your parking should be validated as it is €2 to exit the car park otherwise.
Website : http://www.loftushall.com/
Location: Loftus Hall, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford