Haunted Places in Lauder, Scottish Borders



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    Thirlestane Castle

    Lauder, Scotland

    One of the Dukes who occupied here is still reported to haunt the location. It is believed to be John Maitland. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

    Newtown Saint Boswells, Scottish Borders

    9.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A woman who drowned herself in the nearby river is said to haunt here. In the ruins of the nearby abbey, monks can also be heard chanting. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dalhousie Castle Hotel

    Lauder, Midlothian

    17 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The two main ghosts are that of Lady Catherine (The Grey Lady), and Alexander Ramsay of Dalhousie. Ramsay was imprisoned here and left to starve; some say he survived two weeks merely by eating bits of grain that fell through the cracks. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Jedburgh Castle

    Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

    17.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The jail is known to have a high level of paranormal activity where former prisoners still cry out and make contact with visitors. A piper can also be seen or heard playing outside of the castle on the battlefield. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Jedburgh Castle

    Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

    17.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The ghost of former prisoner Edwin McArthur is said to threaten visitors and invokes a sense of dread. Other former prisoners may be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pinkie House

    Musselburgh, East Lothian

    20.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Lilias Drummond, nicknamed "The Green Lady", is seen on the spiral staircase. It is believed that her appearance represents bad luck. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Holyrood Palace

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    23.9 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    David Rizzio was said to be the lover of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was murdered in the dining room and his bloodstains sometimes reappear. Lord Darnley, whom Mary is said to have blamed for Rizzio's murder, met his fate in an explosion and is reportedly seen here as well. ...


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    Edinburgh Vaults

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    24.2 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Quite possibly one of the most haunted places in the world, many spirits, many quite negative, remain here. Voices are heard coming out of the darkness, cold spots are picked up, shadows are seen, and mist is picked up on camera. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    24.2 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Sir George MacKenzie's tomb can be found here. Ever since it was broken into, visitors have been attacked by unknown forces leaving them scratched, scarred, and bruised. It is believed that an overwhelming presence of evil entities are responsible for the attacks. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mary King's Close

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    24.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    An outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1645 claimed many lives around here. Some of the victims are said to be "walled-up" which is why they have been seen here since they died. In "Annie's Room", a young girl named Annie was abandoned by her family after she became infected. ...


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    The White Hart Inn

    Edinburgh, Midlothian

    24.4 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Edinburgh's oldest pub, dating back to 1516, the ghost of a woman in red has shown up in a photos and is often reported by the staff. According to legend, William Burke and William Hare, a murderous pair, would lure victims from him and kill them in the surrounding buildings. ...


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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    24.5 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Many ghosts are reported here including a phantom piper and a phantom drummer, plague victims in the underground vaults, and other apparitions that have appeared on camera. People have been touched, felt cold spots, and have had the sensation of being watched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chillingham Castle

    Chillingham, Northumberland

    35.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Shadows have been seen in the courtyard, one ghost in the chamber is unseen, but gives off an eerie feeling, a conversation between two unseen men carries on in the chapel, and in the 'Inner Pantry', a woman in white approaches people begging for water, but vanishes soon after. (Submitted by ...


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    House of the Binns

    Lauder, West Lothian

    36.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Two ghosts are said to be here: A former owner, very boastful over his poker victories, is seen on horseback; a phantom monk is also reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bamburgh Castle

    Bamburgh, Northumberland

    41 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Don't be surprised if you take a photograph and a mysterious figure or form shows up; it's quite common here. People commonly report a woman in a pink (or green) dress said to be a princess who leapt to her death after she found out her lover had married someone ...


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    Bamburgh Beach

    Bamburgh, Northumberland

    41.2 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Witches used to live in the dunes and would sacrifice people for Satanic rituals. Other people have died violently here through other means, and a burial site was even uncovered. While Roman Polanski was filming Macbeth here, many extras were shocked to see hands coming out of the sand... And ...


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    Brinkburn Priory

    Lauder, Northumberland

    46.7 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Former monks are seen in groups or heard chanting. In the cellar, a dark and violent entity has shoved people around. Other apparitions of a young girl and a woman in grey have also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Airth Castle

    Airth, Scotland

    46.7 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    It is said that the castle burned down and killed two children and their nanny. They can be seen all over the property and heard in rooms 3, 4, 9, and 23. A ghostly dog is also said to bite people in the hallways. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pan Am Flight 103 Crash Site

    Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

    46.9 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    In 1988, a bomb went off on Pan Am Flight 103 and resulted in the deaths of 270 people. Some of victims still remain at the site, usually seen in peripheral vision and a sad presence is felt. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dalzell House

    Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

    48 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Three women are said to haunt here. The first is the Green Lady found in the south wing, the second is the White Lady who wanders around the whole building, and the last one is believed to be a nurse from World War I. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Schooner Hotel

    Alnmouth, Northumberland

    49.4 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Unexplained noises are heard in room 28; this includes screams, whispers, and conversations. In room 17, a ghostly child is said to ride a tricycle. It is believed that there are at least 60 ghosts here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    A75 Road

    Lauder, Dumfries and Galloway

    52.9 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Numerous ghosts are reported along this road usually in the forms of shadows, people who jump into the middle of traffic, or cars stopped on the side of the road which vanish when others stop to offer help. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Stirling Castle

    Stirling, Stirling

    54.8 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The Highland Ghost is seen here and was even caught on photograph before. He appears in a full costume and a kilt, often being mistaken for a living person. The Green Lady, said to be a servant to Mary, Queen of Scots, died after saving the Queen from a fire. ...


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    Comlongon Castle

    Lauder, Scotland

    55.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Lady Marion Carruthers fell to her death in a case or either suicide or murder. At the point where she landed, no grass would grow, a feeling of sorrow was felt, and Lady Marion was seen crying. She has now been seen throughout the castle and is said to appear ...


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    Huntingtower Castle

    Perth, Scotland

    56.7 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A woman named Dorothea is seen here wearing a green dress; she has been nicknamed "Lady Greensleeves". Her appearance is thought to be a bad omen to travelers who see her, yet others say that she has saved lives. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dalston Hall

    Dalston, Cumbria

    59 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A fog-like being with long fingernails is reported in the cellar; while not harmful, he is known for scaring people. Also in the cellar is a handyman; he's not a mean person, but very well built. In room 4, a sad woman, named Emily, can be seen looking out the ...


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    Doune Castle

    Doune, Scotland

    60.5 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Mary, Queen of Scots, was exiled here. She is believed to be the source of energy that produces energy balls in photographs. Otherwise, this castle is necessary to visit because it was used for the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Culcreuch Castle

    Lauder, Stirling

    62.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A harp-player was said to accompany her lover when he was dying. She can be heard in adjoining playing her instrument. A dark human-sized mass has also been seen in the halls. The Chinese Bird Room is said to have the most activity. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Glamis Castle

    Glamis, Angus

    64.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    What's a haunted castle without a Grey Lady? Here, it's said to be Lady Janet Douglas, a 16th century woman burned at the stake after (possibly fabricated) claims of witchcraft emerged. She is most often reported in the clock tower or chapel. A severely mistreated black servant is said to ...


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    Lord Crewe Arms Hotel

    Lauder, Northumberland

    64.9 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The spirit of Dorothy Forster is said to be here, whose brother, Tom Forster, was part of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Newcastle Castle Keep

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    67.5 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    "The Poppy Girl" is the nickname for a woman who was thrown in the castle prison, before suffering a horrific death. Visitor become aware of her presence because they will pick up the smell of flowers passing by. Another woman is seen in the chamber, monks are heard chanting, disembodied ...


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    Fishtown of Usan

    Lauder, Scotland

    68.8 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    I went to the ruins of Fishtown of Usan to get some photos of the buildings which are now mostly fallen. The buildings are extremely old, but the location itself is much, much older and dates back to ancient times. It was late evening and just beginning to turn dark when ...


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    Willington Mill

    Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

    69.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A woman named Kitty supposedly got caught in one of the machines and died. She is seen and felt throughout the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Angel View Inn

    Low Eighton, Tyne and Wear

    71.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Activity here is common, but no one knows the source. One team of ghost hunters encountered poltergeist activity, balls of light, and drastic cold spots. Messages also come up on spirit boxes. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    RAF Montrose

    Montrose, Angus

    72 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Many pilots in training have crashed here and met an untimely fate. The most famous of those is that of Lt. Desmond Arthur who has been seen as a full-bodied apparition throughout the base. Other pilots who have perished are witnessed still in full uniform or caught in the form ...


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    Brougham Hall

    Brougham, Cumbria

    72.7 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The hall and grounds are reportedly haunted by sounds of soldiers battling in the middle night, world war soldiers marching and various people who were employed at the property including a woman called Emily and a boy who died there. Henry Brougham who lived there in the nineteenth century was ...


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    Marsden Grotto

    South Shields, England

    73.5 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A former gang member and smuggler named John the Jibber was actually an informer. His gang locked John in a barrel and hoisted him up, waiting for him to die slowly. John is still heard groaning throughout, and poltergeist activity is also reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The North East Aircraft Museum

    Lauder, Tyne and Wear

    73.5 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    In the first Hangar, a man is seen hiding behind an aeroplane, poltergeist activity is reported, and strange sounds such as banging and laughing are heard. In Hangar 2, the ghost of a man thought to have been murdered by a jealous husband is said to remain here. In Hangar ...


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    Souter Lighthouse

    Lauder, Tyne and Wear

    74.2 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A couple ghosts have been reported here including Isobella Darling (a former occupant, now known for her activity in the kitchen) and a former lighthouse keeper named John. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hylton Castle

    Sunderland, England

    74.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Robert (or Roger) Skelton was a stableboy who was murdered and disposed of in a well. After his death, messes that were left overnight became tidied by the morning, the imprint of a body appeared in ash, and a cook say a naked boy saying he was cold (leading to ...


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    Lumley Castle

    Lauder, County Durham

    75.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The former owner of property, Lily of Lumley, was said to have been murdered by two priests and dropped down a well; her apparition is seen around the castle and sometimes coming out of the well. A playful man named Black Jack likes to move objects, children have been heard ...


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    Appleby Castle and Keep

    Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

    78.5 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The Keep is the oldest building still in existence today and little has changed in over 900 years. It is one of the few remaining intact Norman Keeps in Great Britain. This castle has a rich and varied history. It has been held by the Kings of Scotland and England. Parts ...


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    The Manor House Hotel

    West Auckland, County Durham

    84.2 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    The ghosts here include a young boy found in Room 6; he is said to cry out looking for his mother. Meanwhile, a female spirit, nicknamed Betty, is also said to wander around looking for her son. In Room Seven, a large man is reported. Also, a medium has picked ...


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    Moresby Hall

    Lauder, Cumbria

    84.3 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    It is said that this location was built on the site of a graveyard and/or near a pagan temple; the tunnels beneath are said to be haunted in connection with this. The ghost of Anne De Moresby is said to be here as well as that of a cavalier seen ...


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    Raby Castle

    Lauder, England

    85.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Charles Nevill, who plotted the Rising of the North in the Baron's Hall is reported in that room. Henry Vane the Younger is seen in the library without his head and the first Lady Barnard is also seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ancient Unicorn Inn

    Bowes, County Durham

    86.8 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Two young lovers share the same grave nearby; the boy died after getting ill and the girl died heartbroken. Both of them are seen by their burial place. A young boy in the cellar and a bearded man are also seen here. The ghosts are mischievous, but it a good ...


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    Tan Hill Inn

    Lauder, North Yorkshire

    89.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A ghost of former manager named Mrs. Peacock will interfere whenever people start brawls. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hall Garth and Country Club Hotel

    Lauder, Darlington

    90.7 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A nun was said to have been bricked up alive here. Most activity stems from Room 2; usually the faucets will turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Darlington Civic Theatre

    Darlington, England

    94.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    Ghosts ranging from stagehands, former managers, and crying children have been reported here all throughout the theatre. Recently, a photograph captured two ghosts sitting in the distance lending to the belief that there's more ghosts here than previously thought! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Braemar Castle

    Lauder, Scotland

    94.1 miles from Lauder, UK-T9

    A woman leapt to her death at the battlements after thinking her lover had left her. She is still reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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