Melville Castle

Region : Midlothian
Location : less than a mile west-south-west of Dalkeith

Details :
Built in 1786 on the site of the old medieval castle for the first Viscount Melville, it is described as of important historical and architectural significance. Melville Castle has been restored and refurbished to provide a superb luxury Hotel only 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The castle is set in a secluded situation on the bank of the North Esk river within a fifty acre wooded estate.

Paranormal Phenomena : From time to time it is said that the spirit of Elizabeth Rannie the heiress to a fortune who was persuaded to marry the shrewd and calculating Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville. is seen. The ghost of Elizabeth Rennie has been seen by the proprietor William Hay and others during the restoration. He witnessed the apparition glide through a solid wall in the castle and during later renovations an old blocked off doorway was found where she disappeared.

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