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5 Most Haunted Places In Scotland
1. Mary King's Close
Mary King's Close is an old Edinburgh close under buildings in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It took its name from one Mary King, daughter of advocate Alexander King, who in the 17th century had owned several properties within the close. The complex became shrouded in myths and urban legends; tales of ghosts and murders, and myths of plague victims being walled up and left to die abounded. Mary King's Close is now a commercial tourist attraction.

The annual Mary King's Ghost Fest has become a favourite festival in Edinburgh with its strange and quirky events, attracting visitors from throughout Scotland, the U.K. This unusual, off-peak festival sets out to explore and uncover more about the dark tales and strange paranormal activity for which Edinburgh is internationally renowned.

2. Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle is a castle in the village of Fyvie, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle is said to be haunted. It is said that there is a secret room in the south-west corner of the castle that must remain sealed, lest anyone entering meet with disaster. A story is told that in 1920, a skeleton of a woman was discovered behind a bedroom wall. On the day the remains were laid to rest in Fyvie cemetery, the castle residents started to be plagued by strange noises and unexplained happenings.

Today, the castle is open to tourists during the summer months.

3. Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. The castle is open to the public year round. It is now a popular place for tourists.

The green lady of Stirling Castle is said to be the ghost of one of Mary, Queen of Scots servants. Mary herself has been said to be the identity of the ghost of a pink lady.

4. Edinburgh Vaults
The Edinburgh Vaults or South Bridge Vaults are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Edinburgh Vaults are some of the most haunted vaults in Europe. Tourist accountings of strange sightings and sensations have become numerous and have sparked interest for paranormal investigations.
5. Castle Fraser
Castle Fraser
Castle Fraser is located near Kemnay in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. Castle Fraser's most famous ghost is a princess staying at the castle who was murdered while she slept in the Green Room. Her body was dragged down the stone stairs, leaving a trail of blood stains. As hard as they tried, the occupants of the castle could not scrub out the stains, and so were forced to cover the steps in wood panelling, which remains today. Visitors and staff members have heard apparitional piano music, voices and whispers have been heard in the empty hall.

Today, the castle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The castle is open to visitors from Easter to October. It can be hired for weddings, dinners, conferences and corporate events and has a holiday apartment in the Stables.

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