The Edinburgh Vaults | Haunted Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Vaults

The Edinburgh VaultsThe Edinburgh Vaults – or South Bridge Vaults – are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was completed in 1788.

For around 30 years, The Edinburgh Vaults were used to house taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen.

It was a storage space for illicit material, reportedly including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for medical experiments.

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Is Cambuskenneth Abbey Haunted?

Is Cambuskenneth Abbey Haunted?

Is Cambuskenneth Abbey HauntedCambuskenneth Abbey is a mostly ruined Augustinian monastery situated near Stirling in Scotland.

The abbey sits in the shadows of both Stirling Castle, and the Wallace Monument, then a little further still we reach Bannockburn.

All locations that have connections to the abbey.

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In Pictures: Haunted Bangour Village Hospital

Haunted Bangour Village Hospital

Haunted Bangour Village HospitalBangour Village Hospital, is a now abandoned psychiatric hospital located in West Lothian, Scotland.

It’s no stranger to reports of paranormal activity, giving it the title of Haunted Bangour Village Hospital by many visitors who share their story both online and offline.

Lets take a look at some pictures from Haunted Scotland’s visit to this location in August 2015…..

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Haunted Crookston Castle in Pictures

Haunted Crookston Castle

Haunted Crookston Castle 01Crookston Castle is situated in the Pollok area of south-west Glasgow, Scotland. The castle sits some 5 miles south-west of the city centre, and 3 miles east of Paisley, overlooking the Levern Water.

This is a relatively unknown Scottish location in paranormal terms, with some subjective reporting along with various paranormal team enquiries over the years.

Let’s look at some photographs from haunted Crookston Castle…..

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Blackness Castle: Is Blackness Castle Haunted

Is Blackness Castle Haunted

 Is Blackness Castle HauntedOnce described by historian – and earlier Most Haunted regular – Richard Jones, as the worst paranormal site he had visited, stating “It terrified me!”

This was a must visit for the readers and researchers who follow the work of Haunted Scotland.

Situated on the Firth of Forth, it was built in the 15th century by the Crichtons, but annexed by James II becoming a royal residence. It played its part in history as a prison, housing some high-ranking individuals.

The castle became a formidable stronghold with thickened walls and defensive guns, the garrison held it in support of Mary Queen of Scots for six years and It was besieged by Cromwell in 1650 who left the castle in ruins. It was restored during the Napoleonic wars when it again served as a prison.

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Craigmillar Castle: Is Craigmillar Castle Haunted

 Is Craigmillar Castle Haunted

Is Craigmillar Castle Haunted Situated on the southern outskirts of Scotland’s Capital City sits the impressive and superbly preserved castle named Craigmillar.

The former fortified residence of the Preston’s, and latter leading Edinburgh lawyer Sir John Gilmour, this romantic location casts a stunning shadow south of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle.

Haunted Scotland thought that Linlithgow & Blackness had nook and crannies galore, that’s till we braved the wintry Scottish weather and undertook a search for the ghostly white woman said to haunt Craigmillar. Is she the only active apparition though?

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Crookston Castle: Is Crookston Castle Haunted

Is Crookston Castle Haunted

Is Crookston Castle HauntedCrookston Castle is situated in the Pollok area of south-west Glasgow, Scotland. The castle sits some 5 miles south-west of the city centre, and 3 miles east of Paisley, overlooking the Levern Water.

The castle is surrounded by a defensive ring-ditch that dates back to the 12th century when Sir Robert de Croc – who also gave his name to the village of Crookston – built a timber and earth castle. Remains of a chapel founded in 1180 have been uncovered at the area too.

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The Ghosts Of Hailes Castle – Hailes Castle Ghost

Hailes Castle Ghost – Is it True?

Hailes Castle GhostHailes Castle is a mainly 14th century castle about a mile and a half south-west of East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland.

This castle, which has a fine riverside setting, belonged to the Hepburn family during the most important centuries of its existence. Since 1926, it has been the subject of a state-sponsored guardianship agreement, which is now under the auspices of Historic Scotland. It is also ‘rumoured’ to be haunted by the Hailes Castle Ghost

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Public Audio Session: The Pearce Institute

The Pearce at GovanThere have been many reports of past paranormal activity at The Pearce Institute in Glasgow. The apparition of a ghostly woman has been witnessed walking across the foyer for example. Lights have been reported in and around the location, as well as a tap that switches on by itself. The presence of a man has been reported in the main hall on a number of occasions. On one occasion, the caretaker reported hearing organ music coming from the hall, but the organ was in a decommissioned state and couldn’t be played!

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Ghosts: Tantallon Castle 2015 – Is Tantallon Castle haunted

Is Tantallon Castle haunted?

Is Tantallon Castle HauntedTantallon Castle is a semi-ruined mid-14th-century fortress, situated east of North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. It sits upon a promontory, opposite the Bass Rock, looking out onto the Firth of Forth.

This is the last medieval curtain wall castle to be constructed in Scotland. The Tantallon Castle haunted looking exterior comprises a single wall blocking off the headland, with the other three sides naturally protected by sea cliffs.

Tantallon was constructed in the 14th century by William Douglas, the 1st Earl of Douglas. It was then passed to his illegitimate son, George Douglas – whom later become the Earl of Angus – and despite several sieges, it remained the property of the family for much of its history. It was besieged by King James IV in 1491, and again by his successor James V in 1528, when extensive damage was done. Tantallon saw action in the First Bishops’ War in 1639, and again during Oliver Cromwell’s ruthless invasion of Scotland in 1651, when it was once more severely damaged.

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