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3 Haunted Hotels in Dumfries and Galloway

| On 05, Sep 2017

The Comlongon Castle Hotel, Clarencefield

You’ll find Comlongon Castle Hotel in the countryside to the west of the small village of Clarencefield.

The Grade A listed 15th century Comlongon Castle is actually a five storey tower house.

Local legend says the castle is haunted…

Comlongon Castle Hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly lady who’s been seen wandering the castle in tears.

The ghostly lady is said to be the spirit of Lady Marion Carruthers.

She lived at the castle during the 16th century but tragically committed suicide on the 25th September 1570 by throwing herself off the top of the Lookout Tower.

It’s said that she haunts the castle because she wasn’t given a proper Christian burial due to her death being a suicide.

Apparently, no grass has grown on the spot where she landed since her suicide!


The Galloway Arms Hotel, Crocketford

The Galloway Arms Hotel in the centre of the village of Crocketford.

The Grade B listed hotel dates back to 1856 when it was first called the New Inn.

Before that, the building was used as a convent belonging to the Buchanites.

The village of Crocketford was founded in 1787 by the Buchanites.

They were a religious sect founded by a lady called Elizabeth Buchan who believed she was the woman referred to in Revelations 12.

She persuaded others to follow her as she had heavenly powers!

The Buchanites set up a convent in Crocketford and that building later became the Galloway Arms Hotel.

The hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of Elizabeth Buchan!


The Auchen Castle Hotel, Moffat

Sir Humphrey de Kirkpatrick built the Auchen Castle Hotel back in 1220…

Of course it wasn’t a hotel back then!

Over the centuries the historic castle came under the ownership of the Clan Johnstone and the Youngers brewery family.

Today, the castle is a luxurious hotel in which many famous and important people have stayed.

The hotel is said to be haunted by a young girl…

Members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a small child running along the hotel’s corridors, on the staircase and in the hotel’s grounds.

These sightings all happened in the early hours of the morning!