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Guide to the haunted castles of Scotland

Guide to the haunted castles of Scotland

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Published by Leyline Publications in East Kilbride .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[Harry Bell].
ContributionsBell, Harry, 1935-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14155230M

  Eilean Donan Castle. Eilean Donan is a tidal island where three lochs meet in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle was built on the island in the 13 th century and was a stronghold of Clan Mackenzie and their allies Clan Macrae. By the 18 th century, the castle was destroyed due to the Mackenzie involvement in the Jacobite rebellions. The reconstructed ruins can now be seen in the . From its ancient castles to its rolling landscapes and blaring bagpipes, Scotland is undeniably intriguing. With plenty of time to explore, you’ll get your dose of well-known Scottish icons. Then, head a little off the beaten path, moving farther into the untamed Highlands and over craggy hills laden with lochs and Gaelic-speaking villages.

  Stirling Castle. Although a great number of Scotland’s castles are deemed haunted — Edinburgh, Eilean Donan and Crathes included — Stirling is up there with the best of them! Architectural and historical significance aside, an eerie amount of paranormal activity is locked within these ancient walls from the ghost of The Green Lady, a said servant of Mary, Queen of Scots, to a.   Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. As well as being known for traditions such as haggis and the Loch Ness Monster, its castles are one of its most popular features. With more than 2, castles – ranging from the fairytale, turret-laden masterpieces to imposing fortresses – each has its own story to tell.

  The Drovers Inn dates back to the s, and bills itself as one of the most haunted pubs in Scotland. On one of the walls there's a creepy portrait of a little girl who died of smallpox while she. Today you will visit Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotland’s great castles and home of the Earls of Sutherland. The upper floor of the castle is said to be haunted by the daughter of the 14th Earl. She had been imprisoned in the attic by her father for falling in love with the wrong man.


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Guide to the haunted castles of Scotland Download PDF EPUB FB2

If you are going to Scotland however, this book will give you a good start to planning your itinerary if you like to visit haunted sites. For each site listed you get a short history of the castle and sometimes a short history of the ghost or ghosts. Sometimes though the history of /5(2). If you are going to Scotland however, this book will give you a good start to planning your itinerary if you like to visit haunted sites.

For each site listed there is a short history of the castle and sometimes a short history of the ghost or ghosts/5. Edinburgh Castle is reputed to be one of the most haunted locations in Scotland, and the city itself has been called the most haunted city in all of Europe.

The castle is Scotland's most-visited paid tourist attraction, with well over 1 million visitors every year. This South Ayrshire castle was built in the 18th century, but a fortification has stood on the land since With such longstanding history, it's no surprise that Culzean Castle has topped out list of the most haunted castles in Scotland, especially as it is said to be home to no less than seven individual ghosts.

Buy A Wee Guide to the Haunted Castles of Scotland (The pocket Scottish history series) by Coventry, Martin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Martin Coventry. Home The Blog Attractions & Days Out 15 Haunted Castles in Scotland.

The Blog. 15 Haunted Castles in Scotland Alasdair Peoples Aug View Comments. Since the dawn of Scottish history there have been stories of good and evil spirits. They stalk the streets of our cities, finding comfort in the darkest corners. Dornoch Castle, located just north of Inverness, was built in the s and was formerly a castle, a school and a jail before it was transformed into the hotel it is ’s a great choice for anyone who wants to stay in a haunted castle overnight in Scotland.

The eerie rumours which revolve around Dornoch Castle Hotel involve Andrew McCornish, a thief who was hanged for stealing sheep. Many haunted castles around the world have a much more sinister history. In honor of Halloween, we decided to take a trip around the world to visit some of those terrifying fortresses.

From torture sites to witch hunts, these spooky castles hosted some of the most bone-chilling types of human activity ever witnessed. # Castle Fraser, Scotland. This makes Inveraray Castle number four of six haunted castles in Scotland.

And that’s not all Ina physician was walking in the grounds of the castle with two friends when all three of them witnessed a ‘ghost battle’ which appeared to be taking place in the sky. Edinburgh is famous world-wide for having some of the most haunted spots in Scotland.

From the spooky cobbled closes, to the dank underground dungeons, the Capital has many a. Loudon Castle lies near Galston, and from to was also the site of Loudon Castle theme park. For most of its existence, the castle has been a ruin, having being accidentally set on fire in the s. It is haunted by a Grey Lady and a ghostly dog with glowing eyes.

Duntrune Castle. This is a list of castles in Scotland.A castle is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle rs debate the scope of the word "castle", but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or is distinct from a fortress, which was not a home, although this distinction is not absolute and the same structure may have had different uses from time.

1 – Ardrossan Castle William Wallace, the famous Scottish knight, is said to haunted Ardrossan Castle on stormy nights. (Image credit: TravisNygard / Wikimedia Commons) On the west coast of Scotland lies Ardrossan Castle.

Most of the castle is now ruined, but the keep remains, and dates from the 15th century. : Haunted Scottish Castles and Houses (The Haunted Explorer Series) (Volume 3) (): Stewart, G, Stewart, G: BooksReviews: 5.

The Glamis Castle, near Forfar, is one of the most haunted places in Scotland. Inthe young and beautiful Lady Glamis was accused by King James V of.

Lighthouses are isolated and scary places. Scottish castles are famously haunted. When you combine the two, you get Kinnaird Head. This beautiful lighthouse has been serving Scotland sinceand it was built on the remaining structure of a 15th-century castle.

Naturally, this means that Kinnaird Head has its very own ghost story. Martin Coventry has 21 books on Goodreads with ratings. Martin Coventry’s most popular book is Haunted Castles & Houses of Scotland. Buy Haunted Castles and Houses of Scotland by Coventry, Martin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 6. One of the most important castles in Scotland’s history, Stirling Castle is reportedly haunted by a ghostly Highlander, dressed in full traditional costume, complete with kilt. He is often mistaken for a tour guide and stories have been told of visitors approaching him, only for him to turn away and disappear before their eyes.

Culzean Castle. If you’re the type who likes the haunted fun house at the local amusement park, the bump-in-the-night tales of ghosts, or the eerie and macabre side of life, then a 7 night self-drive tour through the most haunted castles in Scotland might be right up your alley.

The trail begins in Edinburgh, taking guests through these famously spooky castles. WES McDERMOTT picks some of his favourite haunted hotels in the Scottish Highlands.

Home to the one of the world’s most famous folktales – the Loch Ness Monster, the Highlands’ other paranormal goings on are perhaps sometimes forgotten.

In fact, the Highlands contain the highest number of reportedly haunted locations in Scotland.Please don’t wait too long and book with Easicampers Edinburgh your next unforgettable adventure!

Glamis Castle. The Glamis Castle in Angus is considered one of the most haunted castles in Scotland. Although the first buildings date from the 11th century, the castle. Forget the enchanting fairytale castles of your dreams – these gloomy medieval structures are guaranteed to give you nightmares.

From the bloody home of a brutal witch hunt to a stone fortress built atop the gates to Hell, join us as we tour the 9 creepiest castles in the world.