20 Haunted Places in Scotland
Stewart | On 19, Apr 2017
Table of Contents
- Haunted Places in Central Scotland
- Haunted Places in Dumfries and Galloway
- Haunted Places in Edinburgh
- Haunted Places in Fife
- Haunted Places in the Highlands of Scotland
- Haunted Places in the Scottish Borders
Haunted Places in Central Scotland
Stirling Castle, Stirling
The magnificent Stirling Castle sits on top of Castle Hill in Stirling.
The castle dates back to the early 12th century. It’s been an important castle in Scotland’s history during its long life.
In 1542, Mary, Queen of Scots was crowned at the castle. She was just one of the many Scottish Kings and Queens to be crowned there.
In 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully laid siege to the castle but this was just one of eight sieges that the castle has endured during its history.
With such a long and eventful history you probably won’t be too surprised to hear that the castle is said to be haunted…
The highland ghost is said to be the most seen ghost at the castle.
Members of staff and visitors alike have been spooked when they’ve seen a figure in full traditional costume.
You see, many of them have thought that he’s a guide at the castle but have been scared witless when they have approached him.
Apparently, he just turns away and disappears into thin air right in front of their very eyes!
The next ghost who’s said to haunt the castle is that of the Green Lady…
Her ghostly apparition has been seen throughout the castle by terrified witnesses.
It’s said that the Green Lady is the spirit of a servant who tended Mary, Queen of Scots.
Apparently, she died saving the Queen’s life whilst putting out a fire which had engulfed Mary’s bed curtains whilst she was sleeping!
There’s another ghostly apparition of a lady which is said to haunt the castle too…
This ghost is called the Pink Lady.
Some say that the Pink Lady is Mary, Queen of Scots herself whilst other believe it’s a widow who lost her husband in battle and is looking for him.
The Pink Lady is typically seen walking from the castle to the nearby Church of the Holyrood.
She’s get her name because she’s often seen wearing a pink silk flowing dress!
Last but by no means least…
There’s the Governor’s Block.
Many frightened visitors to the castle have reported hearing the eerie sound of phantom footsteps walking about the place.
Many say they come from the upstairs empty chambers!
Airth Castle, Falkirk
The historic Category A listed building Airth Castle overlooks the River Forth just north of Falkirk.
The castle dates back to the 14th century but has been added to over the centuries.
The Wallace Tower dates to the 15th century and much of what you see today at the castle is from the 19th century.
The castle has been owned by the Bruce family, the Elphinstones, Dundas and the Grahams.
Today, it’s a luxury hotel and spa.
Now it’s said that there’s quite a few ghosts knocking about Airth Castle…
Members of staff at the castle have reported hearing the eerie sound of phantom children playing in rooms 3, 9 and 23.
Theses rooms were supposed to be empty at the time.
Maybe the ghostly children are the spirits of the two who tragically died together with their nanny in a fire at the castle?
Startled guests staying at the castle have been suddenly awoken in the middle of the night by the terrifying screams of a young woman.
Some say the phantom screams are from the ghost of a young maid who was brutally beaten by her master!
If you ever visit Airth Castle, watch out for your ankles…
You see, a phantom dog is said to roam the hallways of the castle brushing pass guest and staff alike.
Sometimes he even gives them a small nip on the ankles if their unlucky enough to annoy him!
Blackness Castle, Blackness
The 15th century Blackness Castle is an imposing structure located near the village of Blackness on the south shore of the Firth of Forth.
Built by Sir George Crichton in the 1440s but later passed to King James II of Scotland in 1453 the castle has remained in the hands of the crown ever since.
Over the centuries it’s been used as a prison and in times of war an artillery fortress and an armaments depot.
In the late 1990s a lady was visiting the castle with her two young sons when she decided to climb the Central Tower aka the Prison Tower.
Well, saying she got the shock of her life would be an understatement…
You see, as they climbed the winding staircase of the tower a ghostly apparition of a knight in full armour appeared before.
And he wasn’t happy.
He literally chased her and her sons from the tower before disappearing into thin air!
The other spooky tale to come from the castle happened one dark cold Halloween night…
A group of ghost investigators stayed in the tower.
They didn’t have to wait long before they all heard the sound of furniture being dragged about on the stone floor of the room beneath them.
Now the room should’ve been empty so they plucked up some courage and went to investigate who had been moving the furniture around.
As they entered the room all was quiet and strangely nothing in the room had been moved.
The weird thing is, as soon as they left the room and returned to the room above it all hell broke loose again!
Haunted Places in Dumfries and Galloway
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!
Drumlanrig Castle, Queensberry Estate
The category A listed Drumlanrig Castle is located on the Queensberry Estate.
It’s the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
The 17th century Renaissance castle was built in 1679 from distinctive pink sandstone which lead to it being referred to as the Pink Palace of Drumlanrig.
The house was built on the site of a 14th century castle by the first Duke of Queensberry, William Douglas.
Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the original 14th century castle in 1563…
All that remains of the first castle is the cellar!
With such a long and ancient history, it’s no wonder that the castle is rumoured to be haunted by three ghosts…
Strangely, there’s a room at the castle called the Yellow Monkey Room which is said to be haunted by a large yellow monkey!
The ghostly apparition of Lady Anne Douglas has been seen by terrified witnesses walking around the castle with her bloodied severed head in her hands.
Now there’s another female phantom at Drumlanrig.
Her ghostly apparition is said to be wearing a long dress.
Sanquhar Castle, Sanquhar
Today, the 13th century Sanquhar Castle is sadly a ruin.
It was built by the Crichton family and in its time was visited by many historical figures such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Edward I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and James VI.
In the 17th century the castle was sold to Sir William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry who sadly let the castle get into a state of disrepair.
In 1895, John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute bought the castle and tried to restore it to its former glory.
Unfortunately, today the castle is now in a ruinous state.
The castle ruins are said to be haunted…
Most of the ghost stories date back to the period when it was owned by Robert Crichton.
Apparently, it’s said he was a very cruel man!
Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a beautiful lady dressed in a white flowing dress walking around the castle’s grounds.
It’s believed that the ghostly White Lady is the spirit of Marion of Delpeddar.
It’s said that she was murdered by Robert Crichton at the end of the 16th century.
Strangely, in 1875 a skeleton of a young girl was unearthed in the castle grounds which many people believed was the murdered Marion!
Another skeleton was discovered in the 19th century under the castle vaults of a decapitated man.
Robert Crichton locked up a servant of Thomas Kilpatrick in his prison to spite him because he was in dispute with a close friend of his.
The man was called John Wilson and unfortunately for him Crichton had him hung when the dispute intensified.
Today, it’s said that the ghost of John Wilson roams the castle late at night!
Haunted Places in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Vaults, Edinburgh
In 1788, a series of chambers were created in the arches of Edinburgh’s South Bridge.
At first the chambers were used by tradesman, as taverns and for storage space.
By 1820, the chamber’s conditions were pretty bad forcing most of the tradesmen to leave and set up their businesses elsewhere in the city.
For a short time, Edinburgh’s poor move in and the area became slum dwellings but the damp air and poor condition in the chambers even forced them to move out.
History is a bit sketchy, but it’s thought that the vaults were closed down somewhere between 1835 and 1875.
The vaults were sealed up and made inaccessible by pouring tons of rubble into them.
The rediscovery of the vaults is an interesting one…
In 1980, the former Scottish international rugby player Norrie Rowan found a tunnel leading to the chambers.
Together with his son, Norrie excavated tonnes of rubble from the vaults and all by hand!
Now the vaults have a reputation for being very haunted…
In fact both the American Ghost Adventures and the British Most Haunted TV paranormal shows have investigated the vaults with great success.
Dark figures, strange mists, phantom footsteps and an eerie voice saying ‘get out’ have all been experience within the vaults.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
The historic Edinburgh Castle sits on Castle Rock and dominates the city’s skyline.
The oldest part of the castle is the St Margaret’s Chapel which dates back to the 12th century.
The Great Hall was built in 1510 whilst the Half Moon Battery was constructed in the late 16th century.
Most of the castle you see today was built after the Lang Siege of the 16th century which destroyed most of the medieval parts of the fortress.
Over the centuries the castle has been involved in many conflicts, it’s been besieged and was used in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century and also the Jacobite Rising in 1745.
Today the castle is run as a tourist attraction by Historic Scotland so you can have a look around it if you fancy.
With such a long and eventful history you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that Edinburgh Castle is said to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place…
Dark shadowy figures, eerie green lights, strange mists and sudden temperature drops have all been experienced at the castle.
Members of the castle’s staff and visitors alike have reported being pushed and touched by unknown forces whilst walking around the castle.
Poltergeist activity has been reported in the castle dungeons too.
Ghostly apparitions of a headless drummer boy, a piper and an old man in a leather apron have been seen by terrified witnesses within the castle’s walls.
Visitors to the castle’s dog cemetery have also reported seeing apparitions of ghostly dogs with the most famous being the ghost of Greyfriars Bobby.
He was a Skye Terrier from the 19th century who was said to have loyally guarded his owners grave for fourteen years!
Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
In the old town area of Edinburgh you’ll find Mary King’s Close.
Mary King’s Close is an old close named after the 17th century daughter of the advocate Alexander King who owned several properties within the close.
In its heyday the close consisted of many narrow streets with seven storeys high tenement houses on either side.
At one time the close was partially demolished and buried deep under the Royal Exchange which resulted in it being eventually closed to the public by the council.
But, you’ll be please to discover that today the close is run as a tourist attraction so you can go and have a look around if you’re brave enough.
Now, for centuries Mary King’s Close had a reputation for being haunted…
In fact, it’s been investigated by the likes of Ghost Hunters International in 2008 and the gang from Most Haunted in 2004 and then again in 2006 for their Live series.
Dark shadows, phantom footsteps and a ghostly apparition of a man have been witnesses by terrified visitors to Chesney’s House!
In Murder House, as the name suggests, a murder took place…
A woman killed her son-in-law and was executed for it.
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly gruesome sight of the murder taking place all over again.
The area in and around Annie’s Room is said to be the most haunted part of Mary King’s Close.
The ghostly apparition of a little girl thought to be a plague victim is often seen wandering around the area looking for her mum.
In fact, her apparition is seen so often that visitors to the close now leave her cuddly toys as presents!
Haunted Places in Fife
Balgonie Castle, Milton of Balgonie
You’ll find the 14th century Balgonie Castle on the south bank of the River Leven near Milton of Balgonie.
The restored keep is the oldest part of the castle.
Unfortunately the remaining 18th century part of the castle is in a ruinous state.
The Sibbald family built a fortified structure at the castle location around about the 1360s.
This building was later extended by Sir Robert Lundie in 1496.
The castle was then sold a couple times more and ended up in the hands of Sir Alexander Leslie in 1635.
He also extended the castle during his ownership.
Further additions were made to the castle by John Leslie, 7th Earl of Rothes in 1664 and David Melville in 1706.
In 1824 the castle was sold to James Balfour of Whittingehame at which time the castle slowly started fall into disrepair.
Luckily, in 1971, a restoration project began on the property by its then owner David Maxwell.
Today, the keep and chapel have now been fully restored.
And the good news is, it’s open to public if you fancy having a look around.
With such a long and interesting history you probably wouldn’t be too surprised if I told you the castle is reported to be haunted…
The most infamous ghost at the castle is that of Green Jeanie.
Her ghostly figure has been seen by terrified witnesses wandering around the castle as far back as 1842.
She said to be dressed in a hooded green outfit which hides her face!
Now, the Great Hall is said to be the most haunted part of the castle…
Extreme drops in temperature have been reported and ghostly disembodied voices have been heard in the hall by scared visitors.
On other occasions, frightened visitors have reported seeing grey and white phantom figures walking about the place.
And on one occasion, a gruesome apparition of a severe head was seen floating out of the great hall by a terrified witness.
A ghostly apparition of a 17th century soldier has been seen by scared witnesses in the courtyard and walking through the castle’s gates.
There have been many more sightings of ghostly apparitions at the castle…
The ghost of Alexander Leslie the first Earl of Leven, a medieval man, a hooded figure and a man with his dog are just a few which have been reported!
Kellie Castle, Arncroach
Kellie Castle is located near the small village of Arncroach.
The old parts of the castle are said to date back to the 14th century although if you visit the castle today what you’ll see will be mainly from the 16th and 17th century.
The first owner of the castle was Robert of London, then the Siward family, the Oliphant family and then Sir Thomas Erskine who became Earl of Kellie in 1619.
The lineage of the Earls of Kellie ended in 1829.
Sadly the castle was left abandoned until the Lorimer family moved in and started to restore it in 1878.
In 1970, Hew Lorimer sold the castle to the National Trust for Scotland.
If you fancy having a look around Kellie Castle, you’ll be pleased to discover that it’s now open to the public.
Kellie Castle is said to be haunted by a couple of ghosts…
The first is that of James Lorimer who rented the property in 1878.
Witnesses have been scared witless by seeing his ghostly apparition sitting in one of the castle’s corridors.
The other ghost often heard at the castle is that of a lady called Ann Erskine.
Apparently, in bygone times, she fell to her death from one of the castle’s windows.
It’s said that her ghostly footsteps can be heard walking around the castle in the middle of the night!
Balcomie Castle, Crail
The original Balcomie Castle dated back to 1375 when it was owned by John de Balcomie.
The structure you see today is a five floored 16th Century L-plan tower house and garret with an 18th century house attached.
Through the centuries the castle has had many owners.
In 1526 it was owned by the Learmonths of Clatto.
The castle was then passed to the Hopes in 1705, then later the Scotts of Scotstarvit and then to the Erskine Earls of Kellie.
Balcomie Castle has a reputation for being haunted.
There’s a story associated with the castle that many centuries ago a young minstrel boy angered the general at the castle early one morning by playing a small flute loudly…
The general throw him into the castle’s dungeon as a punishment but unfortunately he forgot about him.
A week later the poor boy had starved to death!
It’s now said that the ghost of the young minstrel boy haunts the castle.
Sometimes his ghostly apparition is seen wandering around the castle but more than often it’s his ghostly flute playing in the dead of night which can be heard.
Haunted Places in the Highlands of Scotland
Inveraray Jail, Inveraray
The Category A listed Inveraray Jail as the name suggests is located in the town of Inveraray, Argyll and Bute.
It’s a 19th-century prison and county courthouse which opened its doors in 1820.
Today you can visit the jail and experience what it was like to be incarcerated back in the 19th century as it’s now run as a living museum.
The prison closed in 1889 after the introduction of the Prisons (Scotland) Act of 1877 but the county court within the building remained in operation until 1957.
Now, Inveraray Jail like many other old prisons up and down the country has a reputation for being very haunted.
So much so, that the gang from the TV paranormal show Most Haunted investigated it back in 2009 for Series 13.
Inveraray Jail has an old prison and a newer prison area within it.
Visitors to the prison have reported seeing dark ghostly figures within the prison cells, the jail’s kitchen and running across the exercise yard.
Visiting children have even been seen speaking to unknown entities within the jail’s cells!
Cell 10 is one of the cells which many visitors find for some reason rather oppressive and refuse to go anywhere near it.
Some people have been scared stiff after hearing the words ‘open the door and go’ whispered to them by something unseen whilst visiting the old prison.
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a former prison guard patrolling in the new prison.
In fact, the new prison is said to be more active than the old prison!
Phantom footsteps are also often heard pacing around the corridors of the jail late at night.
If you ever visit the jail, check out Cell 1 on the ground floor of the prison…
It’s said to be haunted by two former female prisoners who were once incarcerated there!
Inveraray Castle, Inveraray
A stone’s throw away to the north of Inveraray you’ll find the mid-18th-century neo-Gothic country house of Inveraray Castle.
The Category A listed castle is a magnificent looking building which is surrounded by a 16-acre garden.
It sits on the shore of Loch Fyne and has been the family home to the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell since the 17th century.
In fact, the 13th Duke and his family still live in private apartments at the castle today!
You’ll be please to know that Inveraray Castle is now open to the public if you ever fancy having a look around this fantastic country house.
If you’re a Most Haunted fan then you may remember that in 2009 the gang investigated the castle because it has a reputation for having the odd ghost or two knocking about the place.
The library at the castle is said to be haunted by a murdered young harpist from 1644 who’s said to play his harp daily in the room.
Members of staff and visitors alike have also reported seeing his ghostly apparition throughout the castle especially in the MacArthur Room!
The library is also said to be haunted by a poltergeist who likes to throw books from the shelves during the night.
Another ghost often witnessed at Inveraray Castle is that of the Grey Lady.
The strange thing is… nobody really knows who she exactly is!
Another female ghost said to haunt the castle is of a young woman that local legend says was murdered by a Jacobite soldier.
Tulloch Castle, Dingwall
The historic tower house of Tulloch Castle in the town of Dingwall dates back to the mid-16th century.
Today, the castle is run as a hotel so if you fancy staying at night in a haunted castle then you can.
The main ghost witnessed at Tulloch Castle is that of the Green Lady who’s said to be Elizabeth Davidson.
Elizabeth Davidson was the daughter of Duncan Davidson the 4th Laird of Tulloch.
She fell down the stairs and tragically died after witnessing her father with another woman.
Her portrait hangs in the Great Hall if you ever want to see the face of the infamous Green Lady.
Her ghostly apparition is mainly seen by terrified witnesses in the bar area of the Tulloch Castle Hotel…
In fact, the bar is actually called the Green Lady Bar after her!Click Here to Stay in the Tulloch Castle Hotel
Haunted Places in the Scottish Borders
Hermitage Castle, Newcastleton
The Hermitage Castle looks like a fortress from Lord of the Rings…
It’s quite an imposing building, even in its semi-ruinous state!
The Norman Motte and Bailey castle was said to have been built by Nicholas de Soulis in 1240.
It’s believed its name Hermitage comes from the old French l’armitage which means guardhouse.
Over the centuries, the ownership of the castle went from the Soulis family to the Douglas, Hepburns and finally the Scotts.
After the Union of the Crowns in 1603 the castle fell into disrepair slowly becoming a ruin.
Today, I’m happy to tell you that the castle is run by Historic Scotland.
If you fancy having a look around it, it’s opened to the public in the summer months.
Now, to the ghosts…
The most famous ghost said to haunt the castle is that of Mary, Queen of Scots herself.
Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a young woman in a white dress wandering around the outside of the castle.
Many say that this young woman is Mary and she’s looking for James Hepburn her third husband.
On a quiet night it’s said that you can hear the mad laughter of Bad Lord Soulis.
He’s ghostly apparition has been witnesses by visitors to the castle on many occasions.
It’s also said that the eerie sound of his victims weeping have been heard coming from inside the building.
The ghost of the imprisoned and starved Sir Alexander Ramsey is said to be another poor lost soul who has been heard within the castle screaming and crying for help…
In the 1800s, a sealed up dungeon was uncovered and a skeleton of a man with a rusty sword was discovered.
Was this Sir Alexander Ramsey?
Buckholm Tower, Galashiels
Back in 1582, the Pringle family built Buckholm Tower at the foot of Buckholm Hill near the border town of Galashiels.
Buckholm Tower is an excellent example of a Border Tower House but recently it sadly has quickly fallen into a ruinous state.
Now the tower is said to be haunted by the evil Laird Pringle who lived there in the 18th century…
Apparently he wasn’t a very nice man, so much so that both his wife and son left him because of the abuse he dealt out to them.
One day he was called upon by the local Dragoons to assist them to break-up an unlawful assembly of covenanters on nearby Ladhope Moor.
Pringle jumped at the chance and fetched his hounds.
On their search they came across two well-known covenanters Geordie Elliott and his son William.
Geordie had been thrown from his horse and was badly hurt.
Pringle wanted to kill them then and there but the captain of the Dragoons thought they would be more use to them alive.
He ordered Pringle to lock them up in his dungeon at Buckholm Tower until an escort could be organised to collect them.
Well Pringle wasn’t too happy with this order and when the Dragoons left he started to get very drunk.
Later that night, William started to cry out for help as his father Geordie’s health was getting worse.
Pringle flew into the dungeon in a drunken rage and desperate screams were heard by his shocked servants.
Shortly afterwards, Geordie’s wife turned up at the door demanding to see her husband and son…
Pringle obliged by dragging the old woman down to the dungeon.
What she saw was truly shocking, the bodies of her dead husband and son hung up on some rusty hooks like slabs of meat!
At that moment she broke down and cursed the Laird for the evil he had done her family.
Apparently, from that day on he was convinced that he was being attacked by phantom hounds which no-one else could see.
Today on the anniversary of Pringle’s death, it’s said that his tormented spirit is heard crying out for help from the cellar of Buckholm Tower.
Jedburgh Castle Jail, Jedburgh
If you’re a Most Haunted fan then you’ll probably remember that back in 2008 the team investigated Jedburgh Castle Jail as it’s said to be very haunted.
The jail was built in 1823 on the former site of the 12th century Jedburgh Castle.
The castle was demolished by the Scots commanded Sir James Douglas in 1409 to prevent it from falling into the hands of the English.
The jail was mostly used as a debtor’s prison and it imprisoned men, women and even children.
Jedburgh Castle Jail was infamous in Scotland for its terrible conditions and the cruelty it dealt out to its poor prisoners.
The jail also had a set of gallows and was often used for executions of criminals.
It was finally closed in 1886 but they say that some of the inmates have never really left.
With such a dark history, it’s no surprise that the jail is said to be haunted by many ghosts.
Paranormal activity such as cell doors banging, eerie whistling and phantom footsteps walking along the corridors have been reported by terrified visitors to the jail.
Scared witnesses have also seen the ghostly apparition of a piper standing on the battlements of the jail.
If you fancy having a look around the old jail you’ll be please to discover that it’s opened to the public.
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Dryburgh
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 in the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Melrose Abbey, Melrose
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!