Alloa Tower dates from the 14th century, and retains its original timber roof and battlements, the Tower is one of the earliest, and largest, of Scottish tower houses, with 3 metre thick walls. Once the home of the Erskines, it is now owned by National Trust for Scotland.
A fire broke out at the castle on 28th August 1800, causing considerable damage. It is claimed that a curse had been put on the castle and that it would be lost to fire, with only an unusual set of following circumstances to revive its fortunes.
Those circumstances did transpire and today the castle can be visited. However, if you visit on 28th August, it is claimed you may smell ethereal smoke on the anniversary of the fire. Some report the feeling of being followed and cold spots in the tower.
Pictured left is the entrance to Alloa Tower courtesy of AllyD.
Clackmannanshire, FK10 1PP.
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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Richard Jones and Haunted Scottish Castles and Houses by G. Stewart.