Real Haunted Places to Visit If You Love Spooks

Halloween is upon us, and haunted houses are popping up everywhere to provide visitors with thrills, chills, and holiday entertainment. But those who prefer to get their kicks from a more realistic experience may want to visit a supposedly real haunted place instead, complete with dark backstories, dastardly characters, and more. Here are some real haunted places you can visit in Scotland.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

This ancient resting place contains the Covenanters Prison and the tombstone of Thomas Riddell Esquire, the inspiration for Voldemort’s real name in Harry Potter.

Described as one of the scariest places it is said that some people on the ghost tours have been left shaken, scratched, bruised and even blacked out at the hands of the Mackenzie Poltergeist. The spirit of Sir George MacKenzie was unleashed after a homeless person sought shelter in his tomb

Guess he wasn’t too pleased about that!

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

There are many haunted castles in Scotland, however, there is an eerie amount of paranormal activity locked inside these ancient walls of Stirling Castle. From the Green Lady, a servant of Mary Queen of Scots to a Highlander dressed in full Highland attire, there have been countless sightings and reports talk of tourists asking him questions whilst mistaking him for a tour guide. Spooky!

Skaill House

Skaill House

Skaill House

An unfathomable number of spooky occurrences have been reported at Skaill House, situated close to the grounds of Orkney’s Skara Brae. It’s possible that the multiple numbers of skeletons found under the floors may have a lot to do with this scary house. Not too keen on house sharing I presume!

Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor

One of Scotland’s bloodiest battles was fought here demolishing the Jacobite army and many Scottish Clans, however, this sombre spot is reported, by multiple sources, to be haunted and from many of those who have visited the moor, the sound of swords clashing, and painful cries have been heard. Not the best place for an evening stroll!

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle

It is said that this castle has at least seven ghosts, but the two that stand out are a servant girl and a bagpiper who is often heard on stormy nights playing his bagpipes. Other sightings have included a lady in a ball gown. Sounds like a bit of a party going on here!

Whilst we may not build castles at Allanwater Homes, we can ensure that there’ll be no nasty visitors in the night.