Haunted: Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Dryburgh, Melrose
Stewart | On 04, Sep 2017
The Haunting of the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is a baronial country house hotel located next to the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey on the banks of the River Tweed.
The building dates back to 1845 when it was first built as a home for Lady Griselle Baillie.
The Scottish Motor Traction Company bought the house in 1929 and converted it into a hotel in 1932.
The ruins of Dryburgh Abbey next to the hotel are said to be haunted by chanting monks.
But, the major haunting at the hotel and a nearby bridge is that of a Grey Lady.
The ghost of the Grey Lady is believed to be a young woman from the 16th century who lived at the old house before the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel.
Local legend says she fell head over heels in love with a monk.
Unfortunately, their love affair was discovered by his peers and the poor monk was hung for his sins.
The young woman was heartbroken.
Shortly afterwards she committed suicide by jumping into the River Tweed from a local bridge!Click Here to Stay at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel