Here is our very subjective ranking of the most beautiful and the most haunted castles of Scotland.
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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 was built in the present form in the 17th century. At the castle in Glamis, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, spent her childhood. A younger sister, Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret was also born here. The castle also has Duncan’s Hall, in which William Shakespeare placed the scene of killing the king in Macbeth.
To write down all ghost occurrences in Glamis Castle, you would have to write a book. The most frequent reports, and certainly the most frightening ones, concern the spirit of a woman without a tongue. She was seen wandering around the area pointing to a wounded face. She has also been seen from behind the window bars in the castle. It is not clear who she is or what could have happened to her.
Another often appearing ghost is the ghost of the Grey Lady, which is probably the spirit of Janet Douglas (Lady Glamis) who was burned at the stake in 1537 after being accused of being a witch.
Among the many other appearances, among others, the spirit of Alexander Lindsay, the 4th Earl of Crawford, known as Earl Beardie. The count liked alcohol and cards so much that he agreed to play a game with the devil himself, with whom he still plays in the secret chamber in the castle.
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Edinburgh Castle is one of the most powerful and oldest fortresses in Britain and is located at the top of a monumental rocky hill in the very centre of the city. A very interesting fact is that it is one of the most ghostly places in the world. The Edinburgh Castle is one of the few fortresses present that have their own military garrison. Currently, however, it is used mainly during ceremonies and official parades of the Scottish army.
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Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is a castle in Scotland, located on an island on Loch Duich near the town of Dornie in the western part of the Highland region. A stone bridge connects it with the mainland. The castle was erected in 1220 by the Scottish king Alexander II. It is believed that he served as a haven for Robert Bruce during his escape from the English army.
Restored in the early twentieth century, it is now available to visitors. On a clear day, you can see the Isle of Skye. The castle is often used as a film location, scenes for such films as Immortal, Loch Ness and World is not enough have been shot here.
According to local legends, the castle is haunted by the spirit of a Spanish soldier, killed during the siege of the castle in 1719. Another ghost of “Lady Mary” is supposed to haunt one of the castle’s bedrooms.
We would recommend staying at the following campsite for the best access to Eilean Donan Castle Reraig Caravan Site.
Located in the Scottish city of Banffshire, Ballindalloch Castle is called the “pearl of the north” and since 1546 is the home of the Macpherson-Grants family.
The castle has an important collection of Spanish paintings from the 17th century. In the area around the castle there is a beautiful rock garden from the 20th century and a dovecot from the 17th century. The estate also has the oldest herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle in the world. Built on the banks of the Avon River, the grounds contain a section of the famous River Spey, both of which are famous rivers of salmon. Spectacular gardens add the overall impression of Ballindalloch as a magnificent, magical home. A large part of the castle is open to the public, an interior full of miracles, with a nursery, library and dining room deserving of a special mentioning.
Like any self-respecting castle, Ballindalloch also has his own spirit. It is said that the dining room in the castle is haunted by a ghost known as The Green Lady which is believed to have died in the castle a long time ago and till this day she is still looking for her missing child.
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Inveraray Castle is located near the town of the same name and is one of Scotland’s main tourist attractions. Its origins date back to 1400, but in its present form it was built in the eighteenth century, and its founder was Archibald Campbell, the third prince of Argyll. The castle is the seat of the Campbell clan to this day and now belongs to Torquhill Campbell, the 13th Duke of Argyll and his family.
For tourists, there are historic rooms on the ground floor of the castle and some apartment rooms on the first floor, rich in works of art and antique weapons and antiques.
As with every respected castle in Scotland this one has its own ghosts as well. One of them is the headless knight which is believed lost his head for one of the court ladies in waiting and till this day is still deeply in love with her. There are also other minor ghosts haunting this castle.
We would recommend staying at Argyll Caravan Park for the amazing views because this caravan park is located just in the middle of the area of outstanding beauty!