The mystery of Crathes Castle's Green Lady

A creature floats within the walls of the 16th century Crathes Castle ...

Where is Crathes Castle?

Crathes Castle is in a land known for its amazing castles...


Compelling... formidable... awe-inspiring... magnificent... intriguing... mysterious... haunting... and sometimes even spooky!

There are as many different words to describe the castles of Scotland as there are castles themselves.

Crathes Castle is set in a pleasant spot in fabulous wooded grounds with a stunning walled garden, and it is located near Banchory in Aberdeenshire.

Crathes Castle is a massive and impressive 16th-century tower house of four storeys and an attic, square in plan. The property was owned by the Burnetts of Leys.

One of the chambers - the Green Lady’s room - has a fine painted ceiling, but is said to be haunted. The ghost reportedly first appeared in the 18th century, and is seen crossing the chamber, with a baby in her arms, to disappear at the fire-place. A skeleton of a young woman and baby – or just the infant itself – were reportedly found by workmen under the hearthstone during renovations in the 19th century.

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The Green Lady floats within the walls of Crathes Castle. The sad specter always appears in the same room. She walks back and forth from the fireplace, sometimes cradling a baby in her arms.

Queen Victoria is counted among visitors to the castle who have witnessed her, but her true identity remains a mystery.

The truth behind their fate will never be known but an unspeakable sense of dread is felt by all who dare to step foot in the room of the Green Lady.

Her presence endures.

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Here are 1^G's versions of the mysterious Green Lady!

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Filippo Guerini, Giacomo Colosio, Marietou Ngom
Sophia Finazzi, Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Matteo Sabli
Alessia Paglia, Sofia Signorelli, Stefano Paul
Luca Ciuferri, Carlo Gagliarde, Umberto Belotti
Nicola Valesi-Penso, Sara Cantarella, Vittorio Bossola
Giorgia Algisi, Sigi Arcangeli, Aminata Dieye
Laura Marko, Lorenzo Facchinetti, Vittoria Pirro

Texts adapted from: http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/scottish-castles.html, https://www.thecastlesofscotland.co.uk/the-best-castles/grand-castles/crathes-castle/

Here are 1^F's versions of the mysterious Green Lady!

Cristian Chinelli, Michela Quartu, Sara Ghisi
Harkajal Singh, Pietro Betti, Mohammed Lemhani
Eva Samb, Rachele Maffeis, Eleanora Linda Carsana Pratt
Filippo Bergomi, Angelica Vigani
Federico Andreoli, Gaurav Rahl

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