Nairn, Highlands, Scotland

Rait Castle

Rait Castle

Rait Castle is a ruined hall-house castle dating from the thirteenth century. It is claimed that the Duke of Cumberland stayed at the castle before the Battle of Culloden in 1746.


The castle is reputedly haunted by a grisly spectre of a young woman with severed hands. Her dress is said to be bloodstained from the wounds inflicted upon her by her own father. It is believed she is the daughter of one of the Cummings clan who lived in the castle in 1524, when the incident occurred.


Pictured left is Rait Castle courtesy of Jean Aldridge.



57.5494°N 3.8499°W.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Nairn is a town in the Highlands, Scotland.

It is an ancient fishing port and market town around 16 miles east of Inverness.

Pictured is Rait Castle courtesy of nairnbairn. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.