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A Haunted Cornish Castle: Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands,England.

Updated on July 27, 2016

Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands, Cornwall

Over 30 spirits have been identified at Pengersick Castle, including sailors searching for lost treasure, a 4 year old boy, a girl who fell from the battlements a demon dog, two murdered monks, two previous owners, ghosts from a wrecked ship and a holy man from the 14th century. Indeed, Pengersick Castle is so haunted that many people have refused to stay there. It's been described as "frightening and evil".

Over 30 Spirits & Ghosts!

Pengersick Castle is an ancient fortified building, part of a much larger mansion that existed in ther 12th century. The Castle is set in 4½ acres and with a 5,000 year old history.

The ghost club have carried out many late night vigils and there's been a televised display of automatic writing, which resulted in a scribbled picture of a female face.

Pengersick Castle is widely accepted as the most haunted location in the UK and it has been the focus of many television programmes as well as getting more than a mention in numerous books, media and publications

The Pengersick Castle Ghosts:

Among the many Pengersick Castle ghosts are:

  • A lady in white who is seen in one of the bedrooms, this is possibly the ghost of the Engrina of Pengersick.
  • A demon dog, called a devil dog, with red eyes who appears by the fireplace in one of the bedrooms.
  • Ron Kirby, a douser (water diviner)has doused one of the bedrooms and found 28 presences of spirits dating from 1500 to 1814.
  • Several ghosts of sailors from a wrecked ship have been seen wandering around the grounds. After ships were wrecked in Cornwall, sailors who survived were murdered. There are many reported sightings of ghostly sailors in the area.
  • Two monks who were murdered have also been seen wandering in the gardens.
  • Several people are buried in unconsecrated land and their voices can be heard callng out some nights.
  • Orbs (floating lights) have also been seen.
  • One room has allegedly got a trapped demon in it.
  • The same room also has the ghosts of two women, one who stands by the window and one who is on the bed.


Pengersick Castle in Cornwall is a striking building and has many good reasons to make a visit.  It's primarily a private residence, but the owners make the house and grounds available as often as they can and are investing in research and digs to find out more about the house and grounds.

The ghost tours are very popular.

Always phone ahead and make an appointment for a tour.  There is a charge of £5/person.

A Haunted Cornish Castle: Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands, Cornwall, England
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Pengersick Castle Directions

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Praa Sands, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9SH, UK
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Pengersick Castle is probably the most haunted place in Britain.

Pengersick Castle Location & Details

Can I Stay Here?: No, Pengersick Castle is a private residence
Are there Tours?: Yes, there are ghost walks and ghost tours, by appointment only.
Telephone: 01736 762579

Address: Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands, Cornwall, TR20 9SJ
SatNav: TR20 9SJ
Ghost Tours: http://ghosthunting.cornwall


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    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      You're right Writer Fox .... it'd just take a few cameras and live feeds put in place.... there are plenty of people that'd sit and watch, then flag up when they saw something :)

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Maybe they should just set up a WebCam and catch them all. Could be a YouTube sensation.

    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear earner,

      Thank you for a very interesting and well written article. Coming from Devon originally I know just how strong folk law and mysticism is in the West Country.

      Kind regards Peter

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      great hub.Interesting!

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      chate 8 years ago

      that house look ugly like the devil not scary what yall comment about that haters

    • magdielqr profile image

      magdielqr 8 years ago

      Very good hub. Thanks for sharing.