The Haunting of Packhorse Bridge

An eerie October evening is a great night to sit around the campfire and tell tales of ghost legends from around the world.

One folktale that caught my eye is told by the locals from the village of Caergwrle, Wales. This Welsh folklore tells of the haunted Packhorse Bridge in the northeastern Welsh village of Caergwrle. This is the allegedly spooky site where the ghost of “Squire Yonge” walks to and fro. The name Squire Yonge is mentioned in Chaucer and also the Arthurian literature, it means young squire, which may refer to a number of different people. Packhorse bridge was built in the 17th century.

Caergwrle Castle was mainly completed by 1282, this castle was built before Wales lost its independence to England. The fleeing Welsh filled in the well and demolished the castle diminishing its worth to the English. Presently, it is still lays in ruins.


Above photo Courtesy of Ghost hunters from Cheshire Paranormal Society (CPS) snapped this spooktacular photo during a night watch on the historical Packhorse Bridge located in the village of Caergwrle, close to Wrexham.


Photo above of the Packhorse Bridge located in the northeastern Welsh village of Caergwrle. (Public Domain.)

Read the Canterbury Tales on The Squires Tales at Sacred Texts online. Link below.

The Canterbury Tales and Other Works of Chaucer (Middle English), by Geoffery Chaucer, [14th cent.], at

welsh castle in ruins

Above Photo: Ruins of Caergwrle Castle (Public Domain)

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