The ghost of ‘Bloody Bruce’ haunts this Scottish castle for sale

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Scotlands' Earlshall castle, known to beryllium  haunted, hits the market. Scotlands' Earlshall castle, known to beryllium haunted, hits the market. Savills

Buy if you dare.

A castle successful Scotland said to beryllium haunted by Sir Andrew — aka the Baron of Earlshall, who lived successful the location successful the 17th period — is up for merchantability with nary peculiar asking price.

Over the years, visitors of the castle person claimed to person heard the footsteps of Sir Andrew, who goes by the nickname “Bloody Bruce.” Sir Andrew lived successful the location successful the 17th century.

Owners and visitors of the location accidental they perceive the footsteps of Bloody Bruce connected the spiral staircase successful particular.

The Baron earned his nickname pursuing his brutal triumph astatine the Battle of Killiecrankie successful 1689 during the Scottish Jacobite uprising. He hacked disconnected the hands and caput of Covenanter Richard Cameron erstwhile defeating him successful battle, according to the Savills website, which represents the listing.

After Bruce’s nonstop antheral enactment died retired successful 1708, the castles were bought and sold to antithetic individuals passim the years.

“I person sold Earlshall Castle doubly earlier successful my 35 twelvemonth career,” Jamie Macnab of Savills told The Post. “It is simply a precise peculiar place. The contiguous proprietor is wanting to determination backmost to Holland to beryllium nearer to his grandchildren.”

Images of the castle amusement its agrarian mounting and rustic architecture.

The castle is situated connected  34 acres.The castle is situated connected 34 acres. Savills
The manicured lawn.The manicured lawn. Savills
The infamous spiral staircase wherever  footsteps of Bloody Bruce are heard. The infamous spiral staircase wherever footsteps of Bloody Bruce are heard. Savills
One of respective  surviving  spaces.One of respective surviving spaces. Savills
The ceremonial  eating  room.The ceremonial eating room. Savills
The room  with navy bluish  cabinets and eat-in table.The room with navy bluish cabinets and eat-in table. Savills
A eating  space.A eating space. Savills
One of 10 bedrooms.One of 10 bedrooms. Savills

The existent proprietor purchased the property backmost successful 2019.

The castle was built successful 1546 by Sir William Bruce, a famed designer astatine the clip — with nary narration to Bloody Bruce. It was aboriginal restored and renovated by Scottish designer Sir Robert Lorimer successful the 1890s.

“The magic is each Sir Robert Lorimer, who restored the castle and laid retired the gardens,” Macnab said. “It is simply a genuine castle with vaulted crushed level rooms, a Great Hall, concealed spiral stairs and musket holes.”

A tiny  country   made decorated with historical  memorabilia.A tiny country decorated with historical memorabilia. Savills
A sitting area.A sitting area. Savills
Another bedroom. Another bedroom. Savills
A woody  fireplace successful  1  of the sitting rooms.A woody fireplace successful 1 of the sitting rooms. Savills
The gardens.The gardens. Savills
An engraved chromatic  with the words "A bully   woman  and a backmost  doorway  often   maketh a affluent  antheral   poor."An engraved chromatic with the words “A bully woman and a backmost doorway often maketh a affluent antheral poor.”Savills

The castle is made up of 10 bedrooms, 8 reception rooms, 2 dressing rooms, six bathrooms and 3 cottages crossed the grounds.

Situated connected 34 acres of land, features see the archetypal granite fireplace successful the Great Hall, coats of arms of European royalty and Scottish noble families, decorative ceilings and wood panelling, and exposed stonework.

Many of the windows passim the historical spot were installed for antiaircraft purposes, with musket loops and smaller windows located successful strategical places successful lawsuit of attack.

High-profile visitors see Mary, Queen of Scots and James I of England.