List Of Haunted Places In Scotland

Inveraray Castle, Scotland
Edinburgh is easily one of the most haunted cities in the whole of the United Kingdom and Glasgow is not far behind. So, it's no surprise that these two cities dominate our list of Scottish paranormal hotspots. If you're in search of ghosts in Scotland, then the list below might help you find a famous haunted location near you.
  • Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow

    The Argyle Steet Arches are located beneath the Glasgow Central train station, for some time it lay derelict, but over the years has been used as a nightclub, an exhibition space and a performing arts and music venue.

  • Balgonie Castle, Glenrothes

    An hour from Edinburugh, in Glenrothes, Fife, is the 700 year old former stronghold.

  • Bannockburn House, Stirling

    There are said to be reports of paranormal activity in every room of Bannockburn House with stories of angry spirits who preys on women in the royal bedroom.

  • Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

    The Banshee Labyrinth is said to be Scotland's most haunted pub as it opens up into parts of one of the country's most famous paranormal hotspots, Edinburgh Vaults.

  • Barcaldine Castle, Oban

    Barcaldine Castle is a 17th-century tower house that was attacked during the massacre of Glencoe in 1692 It's the perfect location for a ghost hunt, with a bottle dungeon and two hidden passageways.

  • Birkwood Castle, Lesmahagow

    Birkwood Castle is 17th Century Neo-Gothic castle near Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire.

  • Boleskine House, Inverness

    The remains of a home that was once owned by the infamous Satanist Aleister Crowley.

  • Borthwick Castle, Edinburgh

    Located south-east of Edinburgh, Borthwick Castle is one of the largest and best-preserved surviving medieval Scottish fortifications.

  • Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran

    Almost every room in Brodick Castle is said to be home to paranormal activity, which includes dark shadow figures, unexplained whispers and trapped sprits that are forced to play out moments from their lives over and over again.

  • Castle Menzies, Aberfeldy

    Situated near the small Scottish village of Aberfeldy, the sixteenth-century castle was the historic seat of the chief of Clan Menzies.

  • Cathedral House Hotel, Glasgow

    The Victorian building stands on the site of one of the oldest settlements in the city and hold the title of the most haunted hotel in Glasgow.

  • Comlongon Castle, Dumfries

    Comlongon Castle is a tower house near Dumfries that dates back to the 15th century. It was extended with an adjoining mansion house in around 1990.

  • Cowane's Hospital, Stirling

    Cowane's Hospital is said to be plagued with reports of paranormal activity including apparitions of figures dressed in dark clothing and countless incidents of poltergeist.

  • Crathes Castle, Banchory

    Crathes Castle was built in the 16th century and was home to the Burnett family.

  • Culloden Moor, Inverness

    Culloden Battlefield has been the scene of sightings believed to be ghosts of men killed in the battle in 1746.

  • Culross Palace, Dunfermline

    Culross Palace is the former home Sir George Bruce and his spirit has been blamed for the paranormal activity that occurs in the historic building to this day.

  • Culross Tolbooth, Dunfermline

    The old Tolbooth in Culross Palace is now a visitor centre and is said to be haunted by disembodied screams on the site where innocent people were hung as witches.

  • Culzean Castle, Maybole

    This South Ayrshire castle was built in the 18th century, but a fortification has stood on the land since 1165.

  • Dalmarnock Road Bridge, Glasgow

    Since the 1970s, many people crossing the 200 year old bridge have reported seeing a man in his thirties stood on the edge of the bridge, staring down into the waters below.

  • Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

    Situated near Stnehaven, this 14th century coastal castle is said to be home to several frequently sighted ghosts.

  • Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

    The Scottish capital is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the world, and the castle which overlooks it also has its fair share of spooks, many tourists have reported plenty of paranormal activity over the years.

  • Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

    Like most old theatres, the Edinburgh Playhouse has its own resident ghost.

  • Edinburgh Vaults, Edinburgh

    The Edinburgh Vaults are a network of eerie chambers which are formed in the arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh.

  • Fyvie Castle, Turriff

    The 13th century castle is said to be plagued by an evil curse, as well as plenty of paranormal activity.

  • Garth Castle, Aberfeldy

    Garth Castle is a 14th century tower house and keep. The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of the daughter of the chief of a local clan.

  • Gibson Street, Glasgow

    Several former residents of Gibson Street in Glasgow have come forward to speak about the residential street's spooky reputation and reported poltergeist activity.

  • Glamis Castle, Glamis

    Glamis Castle is situated in the village of Glamis, Angus and is the home of the Earl and Countess of Stathmore and Kinghorne, the Bowes-Lyons family.

  • Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow

    Glasgow is a city which is well known for its haunted locations, so it's no surprise that one of the city's cemetery on this list.

  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

    The huge and historic hospital was built in 1794 and with centuries of pain, death and suffering, it's surprising that there is only one well known ghost story associated with the building.

  • Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh

    Located in Old Town, Greyfriars Krikyard was first designated as a graveyard in 1562, and is the final resting place of many of the city's most notable former residents.

  • Inveraray Castle, Inveraray

    Situated on the shore of Loch Fyne, the castle looks like something out of a fairytale but hides a grim past and a whole host of ghostly residents.

  • Inveraray Jail, Inveraray

    A 19th-century prison and courthouse with a reputation as one of the most haunted places in Scotland.

  • Luibeilt Bothy, Kinlochleven

    A remote cottage in the Highlands, known in Scotland as a bothy, a building that provides shelter for walkers and climbers, some of whom have reported poltergeist activity.

  • Machrie Moor, Isle of Arran

    Machrie Moor is an ancient moor on the Scottish Isle of Arran which is said to have a sinister atmosphere as well as being the most active fairy site on the island.

  • Mains Castle, Dundee

    Mains Castle in Dundee is believed to have been built in 1562 and consists of a large, six-storey tower house, which is said to be haunted by the spirits of children.

  • Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

    Nestle deep beneath the Royal Mile in Edinburgh there's a hidden a labyrinth of narrow streets and houses.

  • Provan Hall, Glasgow

    Now maintained by the National Trust for Scotland, Provan Hall is one of Glasgow's oldest buildings and has been home to many notable residents, including Scotland's King James IV.

  • Queen's Park, Glasgow

    The 150-acre park is situated on the south side of the city, it's the site of the Battle of Langside in 1568, which is said to have been the beginning of the Marian civil war.

  • Scotland Street School, Glasgow

    The school was built between 1903 and 1906 and is one of the city's best known architectural attractions, having been designed by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

  • Skaill House, Sandwick

    Skaill House is a manor house in Sandwick parish on Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands.

  • Stirling Castle, Stirling

    Many staff and visitors to this castle of great historical importance have reported seeing the Highland ghost.

  • Stirling Old Town Jail, Stirling

    Stirling's 400 year old old jail was a grim, overcrowded place, which is now said to be haunted due to its dark history of incarceration, misery, suffering and death.

  • The A719, Ayr

    Electric Brae, the A719, gets its name from the Scottish word "brae," meaning hill and the belief that this gravitational anomaly is an electro-magnetic phenomenon.

  • The A75, Annan

    The A75 is a major linking Annan to Gretna Green and it has the reputation as Scotland's most haunted road.

  • The Globe Inn, Dumfries

    The Globe Inn in Dumfries was established in 1610 and is one of the oldest working taverns in Scotland, where generations of locals claim to have witnessed ghostly goings on.

  • The Last Drop Tavern, Edinburgh

    This pub gets its name from the grim history of the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh where it stands.

  • The Scotia Bar, Glasgow

    The Scotia Bar has stood on Stckwell Steet since 1792, making it Glasgow's oldest pub.

  • The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

    The Scotsman Hotel opened in 2001 in the Edwardian building which housed The Scotsman newspaper for nearly a century.

  • The White Hart Inn, Edinburgh

    The historic pub, which is said to be one the oldest in Edinburgh, dated back 1516 and it sells itself as a haunted pub.

  • Theatre Royal, Glasgow

    Glasgow's Theatre Royal, like many old theatres across the country, is said to be haunted.

  • Torwood Castle, Larbert

    The 500-year-old ruins of Torwood in central Scotland. Volunteers working to restore the neglected three-storey castle have reported paranormal activity there.

  • Tron Theatre, Glasgow

    The city centre theatre has a long and dark history, including its former uses as a place of execution, a police station and a meeting place for the infamous Hellfire Club.

  • University Of St Andrews, St Andrews

    The oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland is said to be haunted by several ghosts, including the spirit of a monk, a piper and ever a ghost ship.

  • Verdant Works, Dundee

    Verdant Works, also known as Scotland's Jute Museum, is a former mill in Dundee. Nearly 200 years ago, the works were one of the city's deadliest factories.

  • West Bow, Edinburgh

    The West Bow is situated between Victoria Steet and the Grassmarket and was where the home of Thomas Weir once stood.


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