Every good ghost hunt starts with a castle and a Grey Lady! Join the Scottish Ghost Nights team as they sail to the Island of Arran for the Brodick Castle Ghost Hunt.
Saturday 16th November
9pm to 2am
(Over 18s only, no pregnant ladies, alcohol/drugs)
NB: Not suitable for wheelchairs
Brodick Castle Ghost Hunt Haunted History
It wouldn’t be a haunted castle without a tale of a Grey Lady! It is thought she hails from Cromwellian times and was a servant girl. She had a love affair with the Captain of the Guard and became pregnant and was then dismissed from service at the Castle and disowned by family. She is said to have drowned herself at the Wine Port Quay near the entrance of the castle. Her ghost has been seen in the servant areas of the Castle such as the kitchen, lower corridor and the Turnpike stairs which lead to the East Tower and the Battlements. She has been seen as if talking to visitors within the castle.
Other sources think that the Grey Lady Castle ghost was a woman who was locked in the dungeons with two other women and died of starvation. They were locked in the Castle dungeons because they had the Black Death. So is there more than one Grey Lady? We will explore the dungeon to find out!
It is said the spirit of an old man haunts the library but no-one knows who he is or why he haunts the castle. Recent castle staff also tell of strange tales of doors opening on their own, a rocking horse moving with force and disembodied voices calling their name.
A white stag is also said to be seen whenever a member of the Hamilton family dies….
History of Brodick Castle
The present building was fashioned in 1844, but the seat dates back centuries to when its strategic position overlooking the Firth of Clyde made Brodick a fortress to be reckoned with. It has been the site of many a battle and taken by Cromwell’s forces at one point. He is said to have resided in the castle at one point and we have access to investigate his room. The castle was the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton.
Your Brodick Castle Ghost Hunt Event
You will spend 5hrs of exploration of this amazing castle with access to areas not normally seen by the public. Please take note the following before booking!
- OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION IS REQUIRED (There are limited places available at the Brodick Bunk House allocated to our ghost hunters. Please book direct http://www.brodickbunkhouse.co.uk/)
- YOU WILL NEED TO TRAVEL BY FERRY www.calmac.co.uk (cars space is limited so book well ahead if bringing a car)
ALL GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS. UK GHOST NIGHTS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL THOSE BOOKING TO ENSURE THEY CAN ATTEND ONCE BOOKED.