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
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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