Bannockburn House Ghost Hunt, Stirling – Friday 23rd August 2024

£55.00

Join us for a thrilling ghost hunt at Bannockburn House, a grand Scottish mansion hidden in the Stirlingshire woodlands. Known for intense paranormal activity, from disembodied footsteps to unseen hands, this historic site offers a chilling adventure. Explore the haunting tales of a young servant girl, a murdered king, and more as night descends.

Event time: 9 PM – 2 AM

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Ghost Hunts at Bannockburn House

Step into the Ghostly Realm of Bannockburn House, a Historical Treasure Dating Back to the 17th Century, Hidden in the Woodlands of Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Join us at Haunted Rooms for an unforgettable night of ghost hunting at the historic Bannockburn House in Sterling, Scotland. This 17th-century house, rich in history and architectural beauty, is home to a plethora of ghosts and mysterious phenomena that have both fascinated and terrified those who have dared to explore its dark corners.

Hidden away in the wooded landscapes of Stirlingshire, Scotland, Bannockburn House stands as a testament to a time long past. This grand Scottish mansion, once left to decay, is now a beacon for those intrigued by the supernatural.

The ghosts that inhabit its halls seem unaware of the passage of time, and as night descends and shadows fill the rooms, their paranormal activity intensifies. Whether it’s doors mysteriously slamming shut, eerie shadows glimpsed in vacant chambers, unsettling footsteps echoing through the corridors, or invisible hands reaching out to touch those who dare to explore, Bannockburn House offers an unparalleled setting for a thrilling and intense night of ghost hunting.

Bannockburn House has played a significant role in Scottish history, with connections to notable figures such as Bonnie Prince Charlie, who used the house as his headquarters during the siege of Stirling. The house’s architectural features, including moulded timber wall panels and elaborate plasterwork, tell a story of a time long past, and its many rooms and hallways echo with tales of intrigue and tragedy.

The Hauntings

The hauntings at Bannockburn House are as varied as they are chilling. A common report is that of a young female servant, possibly connected to a saddening suicide that once took place on the balcony. Disembodied footsteps are often heard walking down the seemingly empty passageways, and doors have been known to open and close under ghostly force.

Some have even experienced the shocking feeling of being grabbed by unseen hands. The restless spirit of a murdered king is said to roam the formerly abandoned rooms and grimly lit halls, adding to the house’s reputation as a paranormal hotspot.

Our experienced team at Haunted Rooms invites you to seek out the evidence of paranormal activity while exploring Bannockburn House’s spooky chambers and creaky hallways. From the rumoured ghost of Bonnie Prince Charlie in his bedroom to the mysterious shadows lurking in the laundry room, no one knows what will await them during the night.

Investigate this paranormal hotspot using state-of-the-art equipment to identify any signs of spirits. Dare to venture out on lone vigils and experiment with more traditional methods such as glass divination, and table tipping. Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, this ghost hunt at Bannockburn House is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Don’t miss out on this must-do lifetime experience; join us for a hauntingly memorable evening at Bannockburn House with Haunted Rooms. Explore the wonders of this ancient site and uncover the secrets within its haunted walls.

Spots will fill up quickly for this one, so hurry and book now!

Deposits are available for just £20.

What's Included

What's Included

For just £55 per person you will enjoy:

  • Hot drinks and biscuits,
  • Use of our equipment which includes, ghost hunting gadgets and mediumship tools,
  • Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal,
  • Taking part in spiritual experiments including séances and glass divination,
  • Ghost hunting vigils in the dark,
  • Exclusive access to the location, including all the most haunted areas,
  • Friendly and experienced team offering help and advice,
  • Your chance to ghost hunt in a haunted location at night!
History of Bannockburn House

History of Bannockburn House

The history of Bannockburn House is a rich tapestry that begins with Sir Robert Drummond, who was granted the Barony of Bannockburn by Mary Queen of Scots in 1567. His grandson later constructed Drummonds’ Hall on the land. In 1636, the lands were acquired by the Rollo family, and King Charles II bestowed the Baronetcy upon Sir Andrew Rollo in 1651, recognizing his support for Charles I during the English Civil War.

By 1672, Sir Hugh Paterson I had purchased the lands, and the construction of Bannockburn House was completed around 1675. The house stands as a rare survivor of its era, boasting unique architectural features such as the “Laigh Hall” and the “Blue Room” ceilings. These were crafted by Hulbert and Dunsterfield, two master craftsmen commissioned by Charles II to create ornate ceilings within Holyrood Palace.

The house’s history is further enriched by its connection to notable figures, including Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. He dined with Sir Hugh Paterson, the second baronet, in September 1745 and later used Bannockburn House as his headquarters during significant military campaigns. During his stay, he met Clementina Walkinshaw, who would become his lover and the mother of his child.

The house changed hands several times over the centuries, passing to the Ramsey Family in 1787 and later to Alexander Wilson in 1883. Wilson, a member of the renowned Bannockburn weaving family, made significant additions and changes to the property.

In the 20th century, the house was sold to James Mitchell, the Sheriff Substitute of Stirling, in 1910, and later to millionaire A.E Pickard in 1962. After changing ownership a few more times, the house was placed on the market in 2016. A local Community Trust formed with the goal of purchasing the house for the community and the people of Scotland, successfully acquiring the property in November 2017 through public funding and grants.

Today, Bannockburn House stands as a testament to Scotland’s rich history, with many of its 17th-century features still intact, including molded timber wall panels, elaborate plasterwork, and decorative fire surrounds. Its storied past and architectural beauty continue to captivate those who visit, making it a treasured landmark for generations to come.

Access & Parking

Access & Parking

Event Location: Bannockburn House, Stirling FK7 8EY

Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Arrive from earliest 8:45 PM)

Parking: There is onsite parking at this location.

Accessibility: Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the building, this location is not wheelchair friendly, nor is it suitable for those with mobility issues.

Please Note: All guests must be 18 years or older. Not suitable for those who are heavily pregnant. Guests are strongly advised to wear comfortable shoes and warm layered clothing on colder nights.

What to Bring

What to Bring

You’re welcome to bring your own equipment, though we will be providing paranormal equipment to use.

The investigation will be in darkness so please bring a torch with you.

Although snacks and drinks are provided, you’re welcome to bring your own. There are also facilities to make both hot and cold drinks, which are provided also.

And of course, bring your phone/camera with you, the more pictures we have the better chance we have of capturing something!

Other than that, just yourself and an open mind!

What to Expect

What to Expect

On your ghost hunt with Haunted Rooms, you will have full exclusive access to the most haunted areas of this historic location. Together with our friendly team of investigators, you will join others on structured vigils, where you’ll have the chance to use some paranormal equipment and join in on group vigils.

Our event starts at 9.00 pm, but you can arrive at the earliest 8.45 pm.

Shortly before the event kicks off, we’ll run you through a quick induction and safety briefing, followed by a short talk and introduction from our team. You’ll then split into smaller groups with your family and/or friends if you’ve come together, and we’ll begin our vigils for the night!

If you have your own paranormal equipment, we encourage you to bring it, if not, we can provide them free of charge. Snacks, refreshments, and treats will be provided at intervals throughout the night, and we’ll have facilities to make hot and cold drinks too.

We do endeavour to have mediums and sensitives with us for every event, although circumstances out of our control can sometimes prevent this. Anybody with sensitive abilities, we encourage you to come forward, as it only increases the energy and enjoyment for all in attendance.

To get the most from the evening, we encourage you to try your hand at as many things as you can. If you’re feeling particularly brave, you should give a lone vigil a try, as well as join in with our table tipping experiments as we try to commune with the spirits and ghosts of the building.

Please dress weather appropriately, with extra layers of clothing if it’s cold, plus comfortable shoes and a torch if you need one.

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