Haunted Places in cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire



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    Airth Castle

    Airth, Scotland

    11.3 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Culcreuch Castle

    cumbernauld, Stirling

    11.9 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Stirling Castle

    Stirling, Stirling

    12.1 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Dalzell House

    Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

    12.3 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Queen's Park, Glasgow

    Glasgow, Glasgow City

    13.8 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Riverside Museum

    Glasgow, Glasgow City

    13.9 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Doune Castle

    Doune, Scotland

    16.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Renfrew Victory Baths

    Renfrew, Renfrewshire

    16.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    Renfrew Victory Baths is said to be haunted by nine different ghosts of which some have made local news headlines including a paranormal investigation with STV. We have never been disappointed at this venue!! A woman in white is seen in the tunnels and a small boy who is said to ...


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    House of the Binns

    cumbernauld, West Lothian

    18 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Overtoun House and Bridge

    cumbernauld, West Dunbartonshire

    20.9 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    The bridge leading up to this location has one of the strangest reputations: since the 1950's many dogs have taken their own lives by jumping off of this bridge (even jumping off again if they don't die the first time). Furthermore, a man threw his child over the edge, intending ...


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    Lapwing Lodge - Coats Mill Sanatorium

    cumbernauld, East Renfrewshire

    22.3 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    Lapwing Lodge started Life as a Sanatorium for Coats Mill workers in 1910. At this time the veranda was open to the elements for the patients to be wheeled out into the fresh air to recover. It remained in their ownership until 1955. Some of the former residents are said ...


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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    30.3 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    The White Hart Inn

    Edinburgh, Midlothian

    30.4 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    30.6 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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

    30.7 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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 Vaults

    Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

    30.8 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Holyrood Palace

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    31.4 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Dalhousie Castle Hotel

    cumbernauld, Midlothian

    35.4 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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

    36.3 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Huntingtower Castle

    Perth, Scotland

    37 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Ardrossan Castle

    Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

    38.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    The ghost of William Wallace is said to wander the grounds. Some of the people who died when the castle was attacked by Wallace's forces are said to be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Inveraray Jail

    cumbernauld, Argyll and Bute

    46.2 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    Anomalies are constantly caught on camera and filmed. Cell 10 is said to have a very oppressive atmosphere which people tend to avoid and Cell 1 on the ground is said to be haunted by two former female inmates. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Inveraray Castle

    cumbernauld,

    46.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    The ghost of an executed harp player can be heard making music in the castle's library. It is also said that a woman who was murdered nearby is also seen on the premises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Thirlestane Castle

    Lauder, Scotland

    50.6 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Culzean Castle

    cumbernauld, South Ayrshire

    51.8 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    Many ghosts are reported here including a piper that can be heard playing outside, a woman in ball gown, a man who fell to his death near the cliffs, and screams coming from the Black Vaults. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

    Newtown Saint Boswells, Scottish Borders

    57.8 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Glamis Castle

    Glamis, Angus

    59.7 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Pan Am Flight 103 Crash Site

    Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

    62.6 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Jedburgh Castle

    Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

    64.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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

    64.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    A75 Road

    cumbernauld, Dumfries and Galloway

    67.2 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Comlongon Castle

    cumbernauld, Scotland

    68.6 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Braemar Castle

    cumbernauld, Scotland

    76.9 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Balmoral Castle

    cumbernauld, Aberdeenshire

    80.6 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    John Brown, servant to Queen Victoria, is said to have had a secret romance with her. He is seen wandering the halls wearing a kilt. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dalston Hall

    Dalston, Cumbria

    85.4 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Moresby Hall

    cumbernauld, Cumbria

    96.4 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Brougham Hall

    Brougham, Cumbria

    102.5 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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    Leith Hall

    cumbernauld, Aberdeenshire

    107.6 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    The ghost of Charles Arthur O’Neill Leith-Hay is seen wearing a military uniform long after having died in 1939. John Leith, who died in a duel, is also seen here, bandaged up where he was shot. Among other things, floating balls of light have been seen, footsteps are heard, and ...


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    Appleby Castle and Keep

    Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

    111.8 miles from cumbernauld, UK-V8

    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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