The ghost of James Mounsey, builder of the house and former physician to the Russian Royal family, haunts Rammerscales Mansion . Mounsey gained fame and wealth as doctor to Czar Peter, but when Czar Peter III was murdered Mounsey fled Russia and returned to Scotland. He became convinced that secret agents were trying to kill him and faked his own funeral.
The mansion was built with two doors (one a bolt hole for him to escape his imagined foes) in every room. Mounsey’s ghost, nicknamed Old Jacobus, haunts the library. During the Second World War teachers and their pupils occupied the mansion but were so afraid they moved to the stables.
Directions: On the B9020