The old police station and constable's house in Nant Hall Road , Prestatyn, was built in 1905. Prior to this there was no police station in the town and the one policeman on the beat lived in the end of a row of cottages at the top of the High Street. A police station you would expect would be the last location for a haunting, however, a policeman's wife experienced something very eerie at Prestatyn's old police station buildings in Nant Hall Road, and described her account of what happened and how it was told to me.
In 1975 Barry's nine year old son ran out of his house in Sandy Lane Prestatyn, calling out to his parents "there's a strange looking girl sitting on a chair in the front room". She wasn't a normal looking girl. What Barry's young son had seen was an apparition of a young Victorian girl in period dress.
One of the greatest pleasures of living in Prestatyn is the ability to take a stroll along Prestatyn's promenade. On a warm sunny summer's afternoon it is the perfect way to spend a few leisurely hours, but, if you decide to walk along Prestatyn's promenade during a summer's evening and happen to see a woman on her own dressed in a white gown, you will have been one of those number of people that have witnessed the apparition known as the "White Lady of Prestatyn". The people said to have seen this apparition sighted in the twilight hours, describe it as a figure of a woman dressed in a white gown walking along the promenade between the Nova and the Festival Gardens.
The back road to Rhyl from Prestatyn and Dyserth is known locally as "the old Rhyl road" and travelling along this two mile stretch of winding and curving road night or day, can be quite daunting. Over the years, the area where this road is located seems to have been the scene of the presence of a mysterious figure of an old woman, sighted walking along this stretch of road.
In 1999, Denbighshire Countryside Service volunteers unearthed the remains of an old cottage on Prestatyn Hillside, located alongside the Offa's Dyke Path. This cottage, Pant-y-Fachwen, was known to exist because a small stub of wall was visible through the vegetation, and it was marked on early maps. However, it is believed that the cottage had lain otherwise undiscovered for at least 50 years. The remains of the building were excavated and reconsolidated by an environmental task force clearing the Offa's Dyke Path.