Dunskey Castle Ghosts
The ruins of Dunskey Castle that stand today were built in the 16th century for the Adairs of Kinhilt but was empty by 1700. The castle was burned in a local feud and like many of Scotland`s bleaker castles, is reputedly haunted by a few ghosts.
One report is the ghostly figure of a nurse maid who dropped a baby from one of the windows onto the rocks far below. Visitors also report seeing a “hairy man” and a ghostly piper from the past.
The castle was said to have had a Brownie, a legendary creature popular in folklore around Scotland and England. Customarily brownies are said to inhabit houses and aid in tasks around the house. However, they don’t like to be seen and will only work at night, traditionally in exchange for small gifts or food.
Dunskey Castle is located south of the village of Portpatrick, Rhinns, Wigtownshire, Scotland.