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Loudon Castle

Now home to the Loudoun Castle Family Theme Park, there was a castle here from at least the 15th century, which was then converted into a mansion retaining the tower house.

The castle was in the hands of the Crawford family, then passed to John Campbell, the Earl of Louden in 1641. The mansion dates from rebuilding by Francis, Lord Hastings.

The castles ruined condition dates from 1941 when it was used by Belgian troops, and accidentally set on fire and gutted.

Legend had it that the castle was haunted by a Grey Lady, who is said to have been seen many times, but not after the fire of 1941. As far as I am aware there is no tradition to explain who she was, or how she came to haunt the castle.

Directions: Off the A719

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