Duns Castle

Region : Berwickshire
Location :  Duns
Details : Built around a 14th century Pele tower given by King Robert the Bruce to the Earl of Moray, it was bought for William Hay of Drummelzier by his father the Earl of Tweedale in 1696. The Hay family have lived there in unbroken succession ever since. Considerably enlarged and embellished the building is today of Gothic Revival architecture, designed and completed by the celebrated architect James Gillespie Graham between 1818 and 1822.
Paranormal Phenomena : Alexander Hay was killed at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and is alleged to have returned to Duns Castle and makes a ghostly appearance every now and then.

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