Famous Haunted Places-Edinburgh Castle
Since the 9th century BC Edinburgh Castle has been occupied sitting high upon Castle Rock in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having been standing for all those years, it would be a wonder if it wasn’t haunted. It is haunted. It is so haunted that it has been claimed to be the most haunted location in Europe.
The St. Margaret’s Chapel structure of the castle is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh. Many battles have been fought here, and many men and women have died here. Quite a variety of those people are still seen at the castle on a regular basis. A phantom piper has been seen and heard, along with a headless drummer. Former prisoners from various wars still reside at the castle, as well. And if you happen to be wandering the grounds of the dog cemetery, you might even come across the ghost of a dog who couldn’t bare to leave.
The castle is still in operation today, and is not a ruined shell as most ancient castles have grown to be. It is the present home of the royal Regiment of Scotland, 52 Infantry Brigade, and is the regimental museum of the Royal Scots and Royal Scots Dragon Guards. The Governor of the Castle has always been the head of the army in Scotland. Live sentries stand watch at the castle gatehouse during open hours. Their responsibility is to guard the Honours of Scotland. That could well include the spirits who still reside in the castle, as well.
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