Haunted: Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Roxburghshire
Stewart | On 04, Sep 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's 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!
The Haunting of Melrose Abbey
The Gothic style St Mary’s Abbey at Melrose is a semi-ruinous monastery.
Back in 1136 it was founded by Cistercian monks on the request of King David I of Scotland.
Many Scottish kings are buried at the abbey.
And it’s even said that the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is buried somewhere in the abbey’s grounds.
Now, the abbey and its grounds are said to be very haunted.
Scared witnesses have seen the ghostly apparitions of monks wandering around the grounds of the abbey.
In 1812, the stone coffin of the philosopher Michael Scott was discovered in the aisle of the south chancel.
It’s been said that his ghost haunts the area around his grave at Melrose Abbey.
Now there’s a weird story from the abbey concerning a vampire monk!
It’s said that in the past one of the abbey’s monks was a very nasty character in life and after his death he returned as a vampire.
On certain nights he would rise from the dead and go and feast on the nuns at the nearby nunnery.
One brave monk went and staked out his grave…
Then one night the vampire monk again rose from the dead.
This was his last rising, as the brave monk quickly chopped his head off with an axe.
As you can imagine, this did the job and the vampire monk was killed.
But, it’s still said that his evil presents lurks in certain parts of the abbey grounds!