Fans of the spooky and paranormal have been flocking to a Welsh castle after some strange goings on.

Conwy Castle is steeped in history and the fortified town walls are a UNESCO world heritage site.

The top of the battlements are reached by a spiral staircase, with stunning views over Snowdonia.

But you might just get more than you bargained for if you make it to the top, reports 2Chill.

Dubbed by many as one of the most haunted places in North Wales, reports from visitors claim to have seen an apparition of a monk, a black silhouette and a large man in armour illuminated by candlelight in the castle.

Some visitors said they were so scared that they left - even in broad daylight.

Conwy Castle

Before the castle was built in the 13th century, the site was home to a Cisterian monastery and the spirit of a past resident are said to haunt it, lamenting in a hooded cloak about the loss of his abbey.

Others claim to have smelt incense in the old chapel - despite none being lit.

Sightings have included various silhouettes and dark figures watching the town below from the battlements and windows.

In the 16th century, King Henry VIII used the castle as a prison, so many of the figures are believed to be past inmates.

In 2016, a team of paranormal investigators claimed they recorded the voice of a little girl spirit saying ‘don’t tell them’.

And in 2020, a man took a picture outside Conwy castle which he believes shows a line of phantoms led by a male ghost holding a sword, as reported by North Wales Live.

Those who don't fancy seeking out things not of this world needn't worry, as it is also said to be one of the most impressive fortresses in the country, with views to match.

Conwy castle was built between 1283 and 1287, and, as 2Chill reviewer Sian Williams writes “has what historians describe as the best preserved set of private, medieval royal chambers in England and Wales.”

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It was built for a cost of £15,000 in that time, which equals around £12 million today.

The castle was built for King Edward I and features a concentric design with eight towers.