Join the Scottish Ghost Nights team as they head to Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire for a ghost hunt to remember. With exclusive late-night access, you can join the team as they seek out the ghosts of this historic location.
Drum Castle History
For centuries Drum Castle was the seat of the chief of Clan Irvine. The original 13th-century tower of Drum is believed to be one of the three oldest tower houses in Scotland (and notably unaltered). A large wing was added in 1619 by the 9th Laird, and further alterations were made during the Victorian era.
The castle and its grounds were granted to William de Irwyn in 1325 by Robert the Bruce, and remained in the possession of Clan Irvine until 1975. William de Irwyn (of the Irvings of Bonshaw clan) was armour bearer/secretary (and neighbour) to King Robert the Bruce. In June 1636 Sir Alexander Irvine of Drum and his wife Magdalene Scrimgeour were censured for harbouring the outlaw Gilderoy. Drum played a role in the Covenanting Rebellion (as did nearby Muchalls Castle) leading to it being attacked and sacked three times. Today, the castle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland
Drum Castle Ghosts
Gifted to the Irvines by Robert the Bruce in 1323, Drum is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and a hotspot of supernatural activities – from apparitions of Anna Forbes Irvine (who died in 1900) to the haunting laughter of her son Alexander, who died aged six in 1865. There are stories of family heirlooms which inexplicably move in the night and ghostly footsteps in the dark. In 2014 one of Drum’s resident ghosts was even captured on camera, which featured extensively in the local and national press.
Saturday 12th October
9pm to 2am
(Over 18s only, no pregnant ladies or alcohol)
Not suitable for wheelchair users and limited mobility
Drum Castle Drumoak by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY
Drum Castle is 3 miles west of Peterculter, 10 miles west of Aberdeen and 8 miles east of Banchory.