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Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle in Banffshire has quite a reputation for its ghosts. The castle dates from the sixteenth century and has been inhabited by the same family, the Grants and Macpherson-Grants, throughout its history.

The Pink Tower, a bedroom in the castle, is the haunt of a beautiful lady dressed in a crinoline. Several visitors have seen her. She is a benign presence. The dining room, which was originally the great hail of the castle, has a ghost in the form of a green lady Nobody knows who she is, but she has been seen on more than one occasion. There is also a male ghost at Ballindalloch. He is thought to be General James Grant, a member of the family who died in 1806. He is buried close to the estate and is said to return there every night, riding a magnificent white horse. It is as if, even in death, he
wishes to keep a proprietorial eye on his home and lands. His ghost also walks around the castle itself, making its way through a passage at the foot of the tower to the old dungeon.

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