The castle is fashioned in the Scottish Baronial style and was designed by the firm of Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon in 1870 for Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet, MP. It is situated where an earlier castle stood and never had a defensive purpose. Castle Leslie is now one of the finest luxury hotels in Ireland.
The hotel is reputedly haunted by indistinguishable grey figures that walk the corridors and bells that chime of their own volition. Also known to wander the castle is the apparition of Lady Constance Leslie, a former owner. The Red Room is haunted by the ghost of Norman Leslie, who was killed in action during 1914. He has been sighted rummaging through the drawers in the room!
Castle Leslie Estate,
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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.