13 of Scotland’s Scariest Places (That will send shivers down your spine)

Scotland can be a very spooky place. If you are searching for a scary or ghostly experience, you are in the right country! In the last year we have discovered some sinister and terrifying sites. From the Scottish borders right up to the Highlands and Islands. Scotland is rich in history, and we love aContinue reading “13 of Scotland’s Scariest Places (That will send shivers down your spine)”

Exploring Old and New Slains Castle

Slains castle is an impressive ruin built on the precipice of Cruden Bay’s dramatic cliff edge.  The ruin itself is a maze of corridors, rooms, halls and towers.  A spectacular imprint of the grand castle that once was. Slains castle (Or new Slains castle) has been reconstructed many times since its construction in 1597 byContinue reading “Exploring Old and New Slains Castle”

The Tragic Demise of Tarlair Open Air Swimming Pool

Lying at the base of dramatic sea cliffs, just outside the coastal village of Banff, lies the abandoned Tarlair swimming complex. Once a hub of activity for the local community and tourists alike the pool now sits crumbling and neglected. A mere remnant of its former glory.   Tarlair Open Air Swimming Pool was a community stapleContinue reading “The Tragic Demise of Tarlair Open Air Swimming Pool”

Yester Castle and the Haunting of Goblin Ha’

Yester Castle and Goblin Ha’ is a 12th century castle ruin and dungeon near the small village of Gifford in East Lothian.  The castle was built on the orders of Sir Hugo De Gifford. Sit Hugo was nicknamed ‘The wizard of Yester’ due to the mysterious rituals he carried out in dungeons below the castle.  DueContinue reading “Yester Castle and the Haunting of Goblin Ha’”

Lennox Town and Campsie Fells (Glasgow)

Hidden in a secluded spot, north of Glasgow is the abandoned Lennox Town psychiatric hospital. The castle was built in 1830’s but it wasn’t until the early 20th century that it was converted into a psychiatric facility. Its notorious past is echoed in its walls and the twisted trees that haunt its grounds.

Coco Chanel’s Abandoned Highland Love Nest

Hidden behind some unassuming iron gates in the Highlands of Scotland lies a long-forgotten path.  Walk down that path and you are walking in the footsteps of one of the UK’s richest ever Dukes.  Enjoying the same peaceful surroundings where Winston Churchill once holidayed.  Walking towards Coco-Chanel’s former love nest and Highland Getaway.  Not a bad find for a sleepy Highland Estate!