Haunted Places in borders, Scottish Borders



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    Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

    Newtown Saint Boswells, Scottish Borders

    7.2 miles from borders, 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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    Thirlestane Castle

    Lauder, Scotland

    10.2 miles from borders, UK-T9

    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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    Jedburgh Castle

    Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

    13.1 miles from borders, 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

    13.1 miles from borders, 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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    Dalhousie Castle Hotel

    borders, Midlothian

    21.5 miles from borders, 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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    Pinkie House

    Musselburgh, East Lothian

    26.2 miles from borders, 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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    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    28.7 miles from borders, 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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    Holyrood Palace

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    28.7 miles from borders, 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

    28.8 miles from borders, 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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    The White Hart Inn

    Edinburgh, Midlothian

    28.9 miles from borders, 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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    Mary King's Close

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    28.9 miles from borders, 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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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    29 miles from borders, 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

    36.5 miles from borders, 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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    Pan Am Flight 103 Crash Site

    Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

    38.3 miles from borders, 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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    House of the Binns

    borders, West Lothian

    38.9 miles from borders, 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

    43.9 miles from borders, 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

    44.1 miles from borders, 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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    A75 Road

    borders, Dumfries and Galloway

    44.3 miles from borders, 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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    Brinkburn Priory

    borders, Northumberland

    45 miles from borders, 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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    Dalzell House

    Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

    46.5 miles from borders, 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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    Comlongon Castle

    borders, Scotland

    46.5 miles from borders, 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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    Airth Castle

    Airth, Scotland

    49.1 miles from borders, 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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    The Schooner Hotel

    Alnmouth, Northumberland

    49.7 miles from borders, 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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    Dalston Hall

    Dalston, Cumbria

    50.6 miles from borders, 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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    Stirling Castle

    Stirling, Stirling

    57.1 miles from borders, 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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    Queen's Park, Glasgow

    Glasgow, Glasgow City

    58.5 miles from borders, UK-T9

    On May 13th, 1568, the Battle of Langside (which is said to have been the beginning of the Marian civil war) took place here. With about 10,000 soldiers fighting, the casualties ranged at about 300, but many soldiers are still seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lord Crewe Arms Hotel

    borders, Northumberland

    59.4 miles from borders, 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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    Riverside Museum

    Glasgow, Glasgow City

    60.6 miles from borders, UK-T9

    Stories exist here of a washer girl who perished in an accident in the Victorian Era; one guest managed to snap a photo of the supposed girl waving at the camera. Whether it is a camera trick or not, other guests and employees have reported a similar girl in the ...


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    Huntingtower Castle

    Perth, Scotland

    62.4 miles from borders, 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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    Doune Castle

    Doune, Scotland

    62.9 miles from borders, 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

    borders, Stirling

    63.1 miles from borders, 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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    Newcastle Castle Keep

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    64.2 miles from borders, 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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    Brougham Hall

    Brougham, Cumbria

    64.8 miles from borders, 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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    Willington Mill

    Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

    66.3 miles from borders, 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

    67.5 miles from borders, 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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    The North East Aircraft Museum

    borders, Tyne and Wear

    70.4 miles from borders, 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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    Marsden Grotto

    South Shields, England

    71 miles from borders, 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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    Appleby Castle and Keep

    Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

    71 miles from borders, 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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    Hylton Castle

    Sunderland, England

    71.3 miles from borders, 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

    borders, County Durham

    71.3 miles from borders, 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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    Souter Lighthouse

    borders, Tyne and Wear

    71.7 miles from borders, 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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    Glamis Castle

    Glamis, Angus

    71.9 miles from borders, 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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    Moresby Hall

    borders, Cumbria

    75.7 miles from borders, 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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    Fishtown of Usan

    borders, Scotland

    77.4 miles from borders, 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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    The Manor House Hotel

    West Auckland, County Durham

    79 miles from borders, 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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    Raby Castle

    borders, England

    79.6 miles from borders, 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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    RAF Montrose

    Montrose, Angus

    80.5 miles from borders, 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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    Ancient Unicorn Inn

    Bowes, County Durham

    80.5 miles from borders, 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

    borders, North Yorkshire

    82.3 miles from borders, 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

    borders, Darlington

    85.9 miles from borders, 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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