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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scotland's Most Haunted Venues


Have you ever held an event with delegates you had not bargained for?  With Halloween around the corner, VisitScotland’s BTU lists the most haunted venues in Scotland which can bring a spooky theme to your next event:

 

Glamis Castle, Forfar – A superb venue for a gala dinner or meeting, Scotland’s most haunted castle boasts some dreadful family secrets and is host to numerous ghosts including a ‘monster’, a gambling Earl and a grey lady.  

 

Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh – a bricked up street set beneath the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, Mary Kings Close is good for corporate events and tours with a seriously spooky theme. Ghosts of plague victims are said to have been seen, including one of a girl called Annie.

 

Lennoxlove House, Haddington – This sumptuous home of the Duke of Hamilton in East Lothian, is a wonderful exclusive-use retreat and caters for larger events too.  Guests have woken to hear the piano-playing ghost in the middle of the night.

 

Edinburgh Castle – A headless drummer boy haunts this iconic castle, which offers a superb range of rooms for events, meetings and gala dinners, managed by Historic Scotland.

 

Ackergill Tower, Caithness – a popular venue for car launches and corporate events, Ackergill Tower is perched on a clifftop, overlooking the sea.  The ghost of a girl who threw herself from the battlements is said to haunt.

 

Castle Stuart, Inverness – This 5 star exclusive-use venue can take up to 16 guests, plus ghost, for a board meeting or teambuilding stay.

 

Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh – The ghost of a distillery manager features as the tour guide at this 5 star visitor attraction.  The venue is now home to the most stunning private dining space and a whisky school.

 

Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg – This luxury hotel with meeting rooms and an aqueous spa is said to be haunted by a man who died here in 1342 and a grey lady who walks the historic battlements.

 

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire – Home to a number of ghosts as well as being a superb corporate venue ideal for gala dinners, unexpected visitors include a ghostly piper, a lady in a ballgown and a “wee ghost” hiding in the dungeons.

 

Stirling Castle – the ghost of a young woman searching for her murdered husband haunts this superb and historic castle that dates back to the thirteenth century.  Managed by Historic Scotland, Stirling Castle is a superb venue for a gala dinner or large event.




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