The Ghosts of Castle Fraser
Once upon a time, a princess found herself a guest of the Fraser family. She was given the Green Room as her bedchamber, and was solemnly asleep, when she was viciously murdered.
By Liana Paraschaki
Castle Fraser is known as one of the most imposing tower houses in all of Scotland. Belonging to the Fraser family for more than four hundred years, the estate is home to many family heirlooms, hidden trapdoors, and secret passageways. Most importantly, however, the estate is home to many a ghost, ghosts that still haunt its grounds to the present day.
Once upon a time, a princess found herself a guest of the Fraser family. She was given the Green Room as her bedchamber, and was solemnly asleep, when she was viciously murdered. The princess was not left undisturbed, even after the breath of the living had already abandoned her body. Her bloodied corpse was dragged down the stairs of the round tower, her blood seeping underneath the floorboards and staining the staircase crimson red. In the end, it proved impossible to clean the stairs of the princess’ blood and the tower of her spirit; new wooden floorboards had to be installed, but the ghost of the princess still haunts the castle’s residents today.
The Princess is not the only ghost of the castle. Roaming the hallways alongside her is the ghost of Lady Blanche Drummond, who died of consumption in 1874. Donning a long, black gown the lady still haunts the halls she once ruled over, the kiss of death permanently etched across her face.
Castle Fraser seems to entertain many ghosts, many of them nameless and evading any contact. Visitors and staff alike have reported hearing whispers, music, and laughter from all rooms and hallways, only to turn a corner and find no one there. Perhaps most eerily, children are often heard playing, laughing, and singing, when, in fact, there are no children to be found.