Dryburgh Abbey House Hotel
The Premonstratensian Dryburgh Abbey was founded in 1150 by Hugh de Morville, Lord of Lauderdale. Now a ruin it rests within the grounds of the baronial Dryburgh Abbey Hose Hotel. The hotel itself is said to have been built on the location of an earlier house from which the haunting may have originated.
Around the 16th century a young woman living in the older house fell deeply in love with a monk. When their love affair was exposed the monk was executed by his peers for his sins. He was hanged in sight of his lover’s home. Distraught, the young woman jumped off a nearby bridge and drowned in the River Tweed.
The Grey Lady that haunts the Dryburgh Abbey Hose Hotel is associated with this tragic love story. She is said to haunt the hotel which is on the site of her former home and the bridge from which she jumped to her death.
The abbey ruins are haunted by the ghostly apparitions of monks also the sound of ghostly chanting.
At one time the family of Sir Walter Scoff owned the abbey and he is buried within the grounds. Field Marshall Earl Douglas Haig also rests there.