TWO weeks of 'Halloween Horror' has started at haunted castle Gwrych Castle near Abergele. 

Escape Records arrived on site during the heavy rain and flooding on Friday, October 20. 

Escape Records are hosting Escape Alive, a fully immersive Halloween castle tour featuring "scary surprises and terror lurking around every shadowy corner".

Work to extend the scare maze is taking place today; a new section is being built. 

The event - not for the faint hearted - opened on Saturday and will run for 11 nights of scares.

Rhyl Journal: The previous day of rain and heavy flooding did not halt play on Saturday, October 21The previous day of rain and heavy flooding did not halt play on Saturday, October 21 (Image: Gwrych Castle)
In August, a spokesperson from Escape Records for Escape Alive said: "The truly terrifying experience will take place at Gwrych Castle this October. Gwrych Castle is an enchanting gothic ruin on the picturesque North Wales coastline, with spectacular sea views and impressive architecture. Many will be familiar with the castle as it was the location for ITV’s first ever UK-based I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! And that makes it the perfect creepy location for this brand new, unique Halloween horror event, which opens Saturday, October 21 for 11 nights of scares.


"Customers will be able to choose from family-friendly sessions earlier in the evening, perfect for a half term day out, or if you’re brave enough, you can pick adult only (14 plus) after-dark sessions when things get really scary!

Rhyl Journal: BOO! The after-dark sessions is when things get really scaryBOO! The after-dark sessions is when things get really scary (Image: Gwrych Castle)
"The event doesn’t end there," the spokesperson added.

"If you make it out alive, you can make the most of the ‘Gory Grounds’ which will feature live entertainment, street food, drinks, a Halloween light trail, fairground rides, an outdoor cinema, and more."

Click here to register or head to Escape Alive on Facebook.

Gwrych Castle near Abergele is closed to general admissions between October 21 and 31 due to the Halloween event. 

The sprawling castle near Abergele, which played host I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2020 and 2021, is said to be haunted and there have been alleged 'ghost encounters' over the years.

The most common ghost story heard at Gwyrch Castle is that Countess of Dundonald, Winifred Cochrane, still haunts the castle. She died in 1924.