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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.


LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.

Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.

And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.

It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!

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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.


RUTHIN CASTLE: One of the Most Haunted Places in Wales!

The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.

The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.

She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.

She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.

It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.

Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.

The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.

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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!



The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.

The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.

But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.

After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.

During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.

The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.

Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.

The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.

Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!

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