Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle is reputed to be one of the most haunted Castles in Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle is reputed to be one of the most haunted Castles in Scotland.

Among its many ghosts are a phantom piper, and a headless drummer. Under Edinburgh runs a series of secret tunnels that run though to the Royal Mile. The tunnels were found 100 years ago and upon their discovery a piper was first sent down the tunnels to explore. He was instructed to keep playing his pipes so those above could tract his progress. Half way down the Royal Mile the piping suddenly stopped, a rescue party was sent but no trace was ever found of the piper – he simply vanished. The ghost of the piper haunts the secret tunnels and his music can often be herd in the castle when his ghost walks the underground tunnel beneath the Royal Mile.

Many visitors to the castle have herd the unearthly sound of drums. It is said that the drummer’s ghost only appears when the castle is about to be attacked. The Drummer is the ghost of a young boy who appears without a head. He was first seen before Cromwell’s attack on the castle in 1650.

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