Ghostly going ons in Scotland
Scotland is known for its long history and its distinctive food, spectacular views and its music. Through the years it has been the site of many wars and conflicts and also has it fair share of ghosts and mythical creatures. For many visitors to the country, the experience would not be complete without a night at the haunted hotels or hostels in Scotland.
Unlike other places, Scotland hostels include old castles or former family homes which would have been called stately homes by some, often located in old villages, with death throughout the ages.
One good example is Tulloch Castle, located in the highlands of Scotland and dating from the 12th century, and it has had a long and colourful history with the resident ghost, known as the Green Lady. A former stately home would be Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen. This beautiful mansion dates back to the early to mid 1800's and still retains much of this early style. Complete with open log fires and oak panelling with the resident ghost supposedly one of Norwood Hall's previous owners who died over 100 years ago.
If you would rather visit than stay then there is always Corgaff Castle. This is a 16th century tower house which is surrounded by a star shaped defense wall. Typical of the area, it was the site of a feud between two families, the Forbes and the Gordon's. According to the legend, Margaret Campbell, wife of the Lairds did not want to vacate the area so the Gordon's set fire on the castle killing 26 women and children, including Margaret. There are several reports of ghostly scream emanating from the barrack room. It had been burned down several times and is now a property of the state belonging to historic scotland. Picture of Corgaff below, courtesy of scotlandforvisitors the couk website.
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