Abergeldie (Aberdeenshire) - Abergeldie Castle
Kittie was burnt as a witch at the top of a nearby hill; her ghost haunts the castle and the surrounding land.
Abergele (Clwyd) - Gwrych Castle
This castle is haunted by both a white woman and a lady in red, the latter thought to have been killed during a fox hunt, while the former returned after being buried in unconsecrated ground. Another story says that the white woman was the former owner of the castle (Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald) who returned after her bitter husband, written out of her will, purchased the site and destroyed the contents.
Achath (Aberdeenshire) - Castle Fraser
Still present, but concealed
The steps of the building were stained with the blood of a murdered girl - the marks would return, even if scrubbed away. The bloody stains were finally covered over with wood.
A photograph of Acton Burnell Castle, copyright 2006 Lawson Clout.
Acton Burnell (Shropshire) - Acton Burnell Castle
A ghostly girl dressed in white lace is said to haunt this ruined site. A student managed to photograph a strange misty 'face' in 2004 and reported hearing scratching noises. (Image copyright 2006 Lawson Clout)
An old postcard showing Airlie Castle.
Airlie (Perth and Kinross) - Airlie Castle
When ill-fortune strikes
This harbinger of doom takes the form of a ram that walks a lap of the gardens prior to disaster. A drumming sound is also reported to herald a death in the family.
Airth (Falkirk) - Airth Castle
Several ghosts frequent the building, currently a hotel. A spectral dog is felt as it tries to bite ankles, two children and their nanny (all of whom died in a fire) still return from the grave, and finally the cries and screams of a maid attacked by an enraged master can be heard late at night.
An old woodcut of a flaming figure approaching a man.
Aldbury (Hertfordshire) - Former castle
Legend - Old Nick
The Devil reportedly helped the owner of the castle perform alchemy on the site, before a chemical mishap blew them both to hell.
Alfriston (Sussex) - Burlough (or Burlow) Castle
Fairies once made their home here and rewarded a local man with food after he helped one of their kind repair a kitchen utensil.
Alnwick (Northumberland) - Alnwick Castle
The vampire that once frequented this castle, a former lord of the estate, lived under the site and would emerge at night to attack the local villagers. An outbreak of plague was also attributed to the unholy creature, and this resulted in the villagers digging the monster up from its shallow grave and burning it.
Alnwick (Northumberland) - Joyous Gard, possibly Alnwick Castle
Lancelot was laid to rest at his castle, Joyous Gard. Some believe that this fort later become known as Alnwick Castle.
Alyth (Perth and Kinross) - Dunbarre Castle
This castle is said to be the former base of Modred, the nephew of King Arthur. He was killed when the fort was overrun by Scots and Picts. Guinevere may have also been killed here and is reportedly buried at nearby Meigle.
Amberley (Sussex) - Amberley Castle Hotel
Early twentieth century
This teenager is seen in and around the kitchen area of the hotel - the stories say she died shortly after having an affair with a bishop.
A strange-looking coach with horses sinking into water.
Antrim (County Antrim) - Antrim Castle
31 May (reoccurring)
A coach pulled by a team of four horses which sunk into the pond drowning all on board is seen repeating the tragic accident once a year. In addition, a stone wolfhound which stands by the gateway is said to have once been flesh and blood - the dog gave a warning to an advancing sneak attack upon the castle before turning into rock. It now safeguards the Clotworthy family name on the condition it is never removed. Finally, the sound of heavy breathing can be heard coming from the ruined building.
Anwoth (Dumfries and Galloway) - Cardoness Castle
A curse placed on the castle ensured its ultimate ruin - three owners went bankrupt, and a fourth owner and his family were drowned in the nearby loch when the ice cracked whilst they skated in winter.
An old postcard of Appleby Castle in Cumbria.
Appleby (Cumbria) - Castle
The castle was once said to be haunted by Lady Anne Clifford, though no recent reports exist.
Ardo (Aberdeenshire) - Gight Castle
What is it with inquisitive pipers and tunnels? Playing his pipe while investigating this secret passageway, a man vanished without trace (though, of course, he is now heard).
Ardrossan (Ayrshire) - Castle Hill
Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
An old haunt during his life, it is only fitting it should become one for Sir William Wallace after death.
An old postcard of Arundel Castle.
Arundel (Sussex) - Arundel Castle
Several phantom sounds have been reported at the castle; kitchen equipment has been heard in use, though always empty on investigation, and the distant rumble of cannons being shot at the walls is also reported. The library is haunted by a blue man, flicking through an unknown book, and a young girl flees towards a tower, where she once jumped from and took her life.
An old postcard of Arundel Castle.
Arundel (Sussex) - Castle and surrounding area
Prior to death in family
It is locally believed that prior to a death in the family, an unidentified white bird hovers and bumps into one of the windows of the castle tower.
Askerton (Cumbria) - Askerton Castle
Once murdered by a lover, now May extracts her revenge by jumping on the backs of passing horses and terrifying their riders. It is reported she once engaged one rider in conversation, making him swear on his life that the topic of discussion would never be revealed to anyone.
Astley (Warwickshire) - Astley Castle
Father of Lady Jane, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, had his head lopped off and now haunts this building (headless, of course).
Athleague (County Roscommon) - Castle Strange
Built on a site of Celtic ceremony, many people have reported seeing weird faces peering out of the windows.
Athlone (County Westmeath) - Portlick Castle
The blue lady is said to have been seen a few times (although the dates are not stated) moving around close to the staircase of the castle. A phantom prisoner is also said to haunt the basement.
Athy (County Kildare) - White's Castle
A ghostly figure has been seen peering out a second floor window of the castle. A few critics pointed out that most witnesses have just left public houses and bars at midnight and may not have been in the clearest of minds.
Auchleven (Aberdeenshire) - Lickleyhead Castle
The haunting of the site by the green lady began after she was murdered by her husband.