NX2259 : Carscreugh Castle

taken 11 years ago, near to Carscreugh, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Carscreugh Castle
Carscreugh Castle
During the 17th century, Carscreugh Castle was the home of Janet Dalrymple, on whom Sir Walter Scott based his heroine Lucy, the Bride of Lammermoor, (who became Lucia di Lammermoor in Donizetti's opera of the same name.) Briefly, the story goes that during the Covenanting era, Janet fell in love with and secretly betrothed to a penniless local man, Archibald Rutherford. Her parents bitterly opposed this liaison and forced her to renounce her vow and marry another man from a wealthy local family, Sir David Dunbar of Baldoon near Wigtown. However something dreadful happened on her wedding night which ended in her death and the wounding of her husband, who ever afterwards refused to divulge to anyone what had occurred that night. While Baldoon Castle is still reputed to be haunted by a "white lady" - Janet's ghost - Carscreugh Castle is said to be haunted by a white pig.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 November, 2007
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 223 598 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.1228N 4:46.3516W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 223 598
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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