Spooky season is now in full swing, and there’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than venturing out to the north-east’s scariest locations.
Whether you fancy roaming a castle’s corridors or visiting haunted churchyards to experience paranormal sightings, the region is crawling with places that will get your spine tingling.
Check out our roundup of the top haunted locations in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Fyvie Castle – Fyvie, Turriff
Home to one of the most sinister ghosts in the region, sightings of the infamous Green Lady are often reported in and outside Fyvie Castle’s walls.
It is said that if you catch a glimpse of the ghost, a tragedy is soon to take place.
Balmoral Castle – Balmoral Estate, Ballater
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Balmoral Castle is not only a victim of being home to one ghost, but it is reported to boast several.
From Queen Victoria’s servant John Brown to Queen Elizabeth II, the chances of spotting a paranormal presence here is high.
Slains Castle in Cruden Bay – Peterhead
The site for the Battle of Cruden Bay in 1012 and the inspiration behind author Bram Stoker’s iconic Dracula novel, Slains Castle in Cruden Bay is no stranger to the supernatural.
Would you risk a visit to the place where the most infamous vampire ever was incarnated?
Mastrick Churchyard – Mastrick, Aberdeen
Unusual sightings have been made at one of Aberdeen’s churchyards – and it’s far from what you would all expect.
The spooky location is thought to be haunted by rat-like creatures, known as “earth hounds”.
Haddo House – Methlick, Ellon
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Haddo House has hosted a number of sell-out Halloween tours at its premises – and their popularity comes as no surprise.
Haunted by the ghost of Lord Archibald Gordon, who was the son of the Marquis of Aberdeen and killed in one of the first car accidents in Britain, the venue certainly carries an eerie atmosphere.
Crathes Castle – Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Another landmark which is home to a ghoulish Green Lady, the legend at Crathes Castle is said to have been established by a tragic event that occurred in the 1800s.
Are you brave enough to roam the castle alone?