Closeburn Castle Ghost Hunt, Dumfries, Scotland – Saturday 17th August 2024


Welcome to Closeburn Castle – a ghost hunter’s dream location! Dating back to the 14th century, the castle is one of the oldest continuously inhabited buildings in Scotland.

Event time: 8 PM – 2 AM

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Ghost Hunts at Closeburn Castle

Join Haunted Rooms at this magnificent castle for a night of ghost hunting you’ll not soon forget!

This magnificent castle, dating back to the mid-13th century – early 14th century and nestled within 20 acres of the secluded Scottish countryside, is the oldest tower house in Scotland and one of the oldest continuously inhabited buildings in the country.

A ghost hunt at Closeburn Castle is a ghost hunter’s dream. Not only does it have a long list of paranormal goings-on with links to a centuries-old family curse and a mysterious lady in black, but it’s also a location with a vast and fascinating history!

Ghost hunting here with Haunted Rooms will give you unrivalled access to this amazing building, its most haunted areas, and the dungeons.

Be one of the first people to enjoy a full night of paranormal investigation at this incredibly haunted and historic location!

Closeburn Castle History

The lands were first confirmed to the Kirkpatrick family in 1232 by Alexander II. Sir Roger de Kirkpatrick was an ally to Robert the Bruce and assisted him in the murder of John “the Red” Comyn in Dumfries in 1306.

His son, also Sir Roger, commanded forces to recapture the castles Caerlaverock and Dalswinton from the English in 1355. Sir James Lindsay later murdered him at Caerlaverock in 1357.

The house stayed within the Kirkpatrick up until 1783, when it was sold to Reverend James Stuart-Menteath, and it exchanged hands several times before returning to the Kirkpatrick family when Luis Kirkpatrick purchased the property in 1981.

The descendants of Roger de Kirkpatrick still live in the property, with Luis’ son, Patricio, the current owner.

Your Ghost Hunt

On a ghost hunt at Closeburn Castle, you will participate in a host of group vigils and experiments as we try to make contact with the active spirits attached to this historic building.

You will join our friendly, experienced team taking part in various experiments and seances, as well as having complete access to our range of paranormal equipment throughout the evening.

We keep our groups small so you have a much more personable experience, with little chance of being interrupted by other groups or suffering noise contamination.

Your evening at Closeburn Castle is a real paranormal investigation, we leave out the fluff, we do not have actors, and we don’t fake activity.

Do you have what it takes to participate in a lone vigil in the dungeons?

Our team can’t wait to welcome you to this incredible location and to share a night of ghost hunting that you’ll remember forever.

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

  • Entire night investigating with the Haunted Rooms team,
  • Extended investigation time – stay until 6am! (optional)
  • Group Vigils
  • Lone Vigils
  • Séance
  • Use of Paranormal Equipment
  • Psychic Medium (*We strive to have them at every event, however, availability isn’t always guaranteed),
  • Snacks and Hot and Cold Drinks Included.
Access & Parking

Access & Parking

Event Location: Closeburn Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries, Scotland, DG3 5HH

Time: 8:00 PM – 6:00 AM (Arrive from earliest 7:45 PM)

Parking: There is ample parking space at the venue itself.

Directions: Closeburn Castle directions from the A76. Follow signs for Ae, Loch Ettrick. Cross a small railway bridge. Follow the road past the green electricity box on the left the carry on down the road for around 200 yards and then before the sharp turn in the road on the left is the gate house. Drive past the gate house and drive to the castle.

Accessibility: The location is somewhat suitable for those with mobility issues. However, due to the historic nature of the venue, the location is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly.

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 such as Ouija board sessions and seance.

Our event starts at 8.00 pm, but you can arrive at the earliest 7.45 pm. Structured investigations will end around 12-1 am. At this point, you will have the opportunity to investigate this location on your own using the techniques and information you have been provided with.

You will have the chance to look around the building before the event to familiarise yourself with its layout. 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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