“Whenever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands forever I love.” – Robert Burns
It was nearly sunset when we reached our destination. This was the view from the parking lot.
My cousins took us to the Tulloch Castle and this was where we stayed the night. Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland.
At first glance were these doors.
Tulloch Castle was the historic home of Clan Davidson.
The last of the direct line of Davidsons at Tulloch was a Duncan Davidson, who died in 1917. His daughter inherited Tulloch Castle, and her son, Colonel Angus Vickers, of Vickers Aircraft, was the last owner of Tulloch lands. In 1920 the castle, which was falling badly into disrepair, was completely renovated by Mr and Mrs Vickers.
More recently, the Vickers family gave the Tulloch lands to the Highland Regional Council. The castle served intermittently as a dormitory for the Dingwall Academy before being converted to its present use as a hotel.
There is a secret tunnel from the basement of Tulloch Castle across town to the ancient Dingwall Castle. It is now too dangerous to use, as most of it has caved in, and so it was abandoned many years ago. However, there is an air-vent in the middle of the front lawn of Tulloch, which you can look down today and through which you can dimly perceive this tunnel. – celticcastles.com
In 2007 a former deer larder in the grounds of the castle was converted into a Clan Davidson museum. Tulloch Castle had become known as the seat of Clan Davidson, and there is a Davidson family graveyard within the grounds.
Here is the door and back portion of the castle.
Rick and Connie, my cousins, took us there but didn’t inform us that this place had multiple sitings of ghosts. (Oh dear 😱) The most sighted one is the Green Lady, that they named the Bar in the castle just that…. The Green Lady Bar.
On the first floor was the main hall, and the grand fireplace still survives today. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings.
Had dinner here as well and the ambiance was kinda scary but the food and dessert was just marvellous.
This was the room where we stayed at.
Attached to our rooms was this extra large space.
The grounds was a great place to walk around during the day but night time was a whole different story.
Night time…we had the ghost and history tour by the barman who was really so into the character. He said that dozens of people have seen the ghost and it is believed to be the ghost of Elizabeth Davidson, whose family once owned the castle.
This ghost has been captured on film, causing numerous investigations into the castle. The basement is vaulted, and there are several gunloops, some now blocked. Within the basement is a chamber now known as the dungeon. It was eerie looking out the window at night and after all the stories that was told.
The Green Lady of Tulloch is said to stalk the halls of this 12thcentury castle. I saw this image in Google of a hand on the stairway rail… so was this just edited or is it true?
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