Barcaldine Castle, Scotland

Haunted Scottish CastleThere are two castles in Scotland  said to be haunted by Campbell brothers and Barcaldine Castle, a typically Scottish 16th century building standing close to Loch Creran is one of them.

The castle was the scene of a ghastly murder in the 18th century - the story goes as follows:

The Laird of Barcaldine: Donald Campbell had been involved in a bitter feud many years with Stewart of Appin.  The whole situation reached a head when Stewart killed Donald Cambell with his sword.  Apparently knowing that bitter reprisals by the Campbells would follow, Stewart sought refuge at the home of Donald Cambell's brother Duncan at Inverawe.  Because the news of the killing had not yet leaked out, Duncan Campbell offered Stewart his hospitality in keeping with the Highland custom.  It seems that for the whole of the time that Stewart was staying in his home, Duncan was haunted by ghostly visions of his brother who chastised him for sheltering his murderer. Eventually when Duncan heard of his brother's murder and realised why he had been seeing his brother's ghost it was too late for Stewart of Appin had fled.

It is said that Donald Cambell's ghost left Inverawe and returned to haunt Barcaldine Castle where it apparently appears unhappily cheated out of his revenge by the wily Stewart.