VISITORS to Carmarthen town centre may get more than they bargained for if they pop along to one of the free Saturday tours at Castle House.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s tourism team have devised a mysterious tour which will scare the socks off visitors as they delve in to the dark depths of Carmarthen’s past.

Castle House, located next to County Hall, is now the town’s tourist information centre, but previously it was a place where prisoners were held captive and punished for their wrongs.

Marketing and tourism assistant Lowri Jones said: “Absolutely anything could happen on one of our tours – after-all, there are those that believe that Castle House is haunted by the ghosts of prisoners who were punished here in the past. And we know of at least one captive who died here.

“The tours will give people a real insight in to the lives of some of the prisoners and the harsh punishments they had to endure.”

The tours will also give people an insight in to the 18th and 19th century history of Castle House.

They will take place every Saturday throughout the school summer holidays, starting at 11am and approximately every hour through the day.

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