Several castles have ghosts wandering their corridors. The following are some of them:
The ‘Maid of Neidpath’
According to tradition, Neidpath Castle is haunted by Jean Douglas, the ‘Maid of Neidpath’. She is reputed to be the spectre of the youngest daughter of William Douglas, the Earl of March, (c.1665–1705).
The ghosts of Glamis Castle
Amongst the ghosts who live in Glamis Castle is Lady Janet Douglas
The Ghosts of Glendevon
Three or more ghosts of Glendevon Castle may or may not be Douglases.
The Ghost of Comlongon Castle
The lady ghost who wanders through Comlongon Castle crying has Douglas connections
The Ghost of Alexander Ramsey
Hermitage Castle is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of Alexander Ramsey of Dalhousie who was starved to death in the castle by Sir William Douglas of Liddesdale
Baldoon Castle is haunted by the ghost of Janet, the eldest daughter of Sir James Dalrymple - but no Douglases were involved in this tale.
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