Norwood Hall Hotel – Cult, Aberdeen

Tonight’s haunted bed is in the beautiful and quite huge Norwood Hall Hotel, in the quaintly named district of Cult, in Aberdeen. It was built in 1887 for the Ogston family. It stands on the former site of Pitfodels Castle which was owned by the Reid family and then passed to the Menzies family in the 16th Century following a marriage.

The ghost of Colonel James Ogston is said to haunt the dining room. He had a mistress who he would not leave, and this caused his wife much unhappiness. Her ghost is thought to haunt The Hall, though walks the dining room and the kitchen. He is said to pause at the dining room log fire. Others say it is his mistress who does the haunting because of her unhappiness at James not leaving his wife for her. Her apparition has been seen on the main stairs. Fingers are tightly crossed as per usual! – Mark

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