Drum Castle prepares for Halloween

The following is from a press release from Scotland’s National Trust

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate News

As Halloween approaches, Drum shares its spectre stories

The National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle near Banchory is a property with a long history. As Halloween draws near, the conservation charity has unveiled stories of its ghosts.

Photo from Scotland's National Trust site The oldest intact building in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, Drum Castle was, from 1323 to 1975, the home of the Irvine family.

 Drum Castle, which is almost 700 years old, has a very long history and over the years, staff have reported a number of strange goings on, including sightings of a female figure believed to be Anna Forbes, wife of the 20th Laird. Heavy footsteps have also been heard in the stone-floored corridor. And in the Chintz Bedroom, which is reportedly very cold, linen and items in the dresser have been moved when no-one had access to the room.

This Halloween weekend, staff and volunteers are inviting visitors to come along and explore the darker side of Drum with an evening of scary stories for all ages. On Friday 28 October, the fun begins at 6.30pm for families with children under age of 8; at 7.30pm for families with children under age of 8 and at 8.30pm for families with children age 8 and over. 

Property Manager Alison Burke said:“This is my first Halloween in rural Aberdeenshire and I am looking forward to a very spooky experience. I hope that there will be lots of visitors to keep me company and make sure I don’t get too scared.”

DRUM CASTLE: Situated in the world-famous castle country of North East Scotland, the castle stands at the gates to Royal Deeside on a ridge overlooking the River Dee, 10 miles from the heart of the granite city, Aberdeen.

The estate includes the Old Wood of Drum, an ancient oak woodland designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The property features a 13th-century tower (the oldest intact in Scotland)

 (For more info visit:)http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Drum-Castle-Garden-Estate/#

 

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