The Hauntings of Dudley Castle
The Grade I listed Dudley Castle dates back to 1070.
It’s believed that the first castle built at Dudley by Ansculf de Picquigny was most likely a wooden construction.
The first stone building was built …
The Haunting of Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle is a motte-and-bailey castle situated in the village of Carisbrooke.
It’s famous for imprisoning Charles I for fourteen months before his execution in 1649.
From 1100, the castle was owned by the Richard …
The Haunting of Bamburgh Castle
The Grade I listed Bamburgh Castle is built on a dolerite outcrop which was formerly the home to a fort of the native Britons known as Din Guarie.
In 993 the Vikings destroyed the fort …
The Haunting of Chillingham Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Chillingham Castle is situated in the Northumberland village of the same name.
The castle started life out as a monastery but was later fortified and used as a castle …
The Haunting of Balgonie Castle
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 …
The Hauntings of Edinburgh Castle
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 …
The Hauntings of Sanquhar Castle
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 …
The Haunting of Drumlanrig Castle
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 …
The Haunting of Auchen Castle Hotel
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 …