Blackness Castle in Stirlingshire, Scotland

blackness castle, scotlandBlackness Castle, probably the most aptly named castle in Scotland, is a 15th century fortress, near the village of Blackness, Scotland, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It was built, probably on the site of an earlier fort, by Sir George Crichton in the 1440s. At this time, Blackness was the main port serving the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, one of the main residences of the Scottish monarch.

The castle, along with the Crichton lands, passed to King James II of Scotland in 1453, and the castle has been crown property ever since. It has served as a state prison, holding such prisoners as Cardinal Beaton, and the 6th Earl of Angus. Everything about this castle however engenders a feeling a foreboding.

This castle's appearance in our list stems from an occurrence during the late 1990s when a lady said that she was startled to see a knight in armour in the tower. She further claimed that the knight chased her from the tower. Other people who have stayed in the tower have claimed that they have inexplicably heard objects moving about during the night.