Scotland has a rich history of myths and legends, and as such, there are many places that are believed to be haunted.
Here are ten of the most haunted places in Scotland:
- Edinburgh Castle - This ancient fortress is said to be haunted by a variety of ghosts, including a headless drummer, a piper who disappeared in the tunnels beneath the castle, and the spirits of prisoners who were tortured and executed there.
- Mary King's Close - A network of underground streets and houses in Edinburgh's Old Town, Mary King's Close is said to be home to the ghosts of plague victims who were walled up inside their homes during the outbreak.
- Glamis Castle - One of the most haunted castles in Scotland, Glamis is said to be home to a variety of ghosts, including a young woman who died in a fire and the spirit of a man who was walled up alive.
- Greyfriars Kirkyard - This historic cemetery in Edinburgh is said to be haunted by a variety of ghosts, including the Mackenzie Poltergeist, a violent spirit said to be responsible for numerous attacks on visitors.
- Culloden Battlefield - The site of the last battle fought on British soil, Culloden is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Jacobite soldiers who died in the conflict.
- Stirling Castle - Another ancient fortress, Stirling Castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a green lady who is said to have been the daughter of a 16th-century governor of the castle.
- The Edinburgh Vaults - Located beneath the city's South Bridge, these vaults were once used as taverns, workshops, and homes, but are now said to be haunted by the ghosts of their former occupants.
- Dunnottar Castle - Perched on a cliff overlooking the North Sea, Dunnottar Castle is said to be haunted by a variety of ghosts, including a piper who disappeared in a storm and the spirits of prisoners who were held in the castle's dungeons.
- Inveraray Castle - This historic castle is said to be haunted by the ghosts of former residents, including a lady in white who has been seen wandering the halls.
- Rosslyn Chapel - Made famous by Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code," Rosslyn Chapel is said to be haunted by the ghosts of knights and monks who were buried there, as well as the spirits of the Knights Templar who are said to have hidden treasure beneath the chapel.