Dornoch, Highlands, Scotland

Skibo Castle

Skibo Castle

Skibo Castle is largely of 19th and early 20th century origin, when it was the home of industrialist Andrew Carnegie. However, the first record of Skibo Castle is a charter from 1211, when the castle was a residence of the Bishops of Caithness. It is now operated as The Carnegie Club. This is a members-only residential club, offering members and their guests accommodation in both the castle and estate lodges.


Local legend states that the castle is haunted by a ghostly Lady in White, who walked the building during the hours of darkness frightening people with her moaning and screaming. In life, she was apparently murdered and her body hiden in the grounds.


Pictured above is Skibo Castle courtesy of Christine Matthews.

The Carnegie Club,

Skibo Castle,


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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.


Visitor Information

Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands, Scotland.

The town is near the A9 road, to which it is linked by the A949 and the B9168.

Pictured is Skibo Castle courtesy of Graeme Smith. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.