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The Ghost of Baldoon Castle - The Bride of Lammermoor

Baldoon Castle 16thC is a ruin just outside Wigtown, it's on private land behind Baldoon Mains farm, but this little piece of the Machars is famous as the inspration of Sir Walter Scott's 1819 historical novel, 'The Bride of Lammermoor' which tells of the tragic love affair of young Lucy Ashton and her fathers enemy Edgar Ravenswoodand, also inspiring the opera by Donizetti, 'Lucia di Lammermoor' see above. And a pre-Raphaelite artist (John Everett Millais, click here). Yes this is a very Scottish society scandal - 'Bloody Wedding Night Shock' seems like an appropriate leader screamer headline for the red tops of the day.
The ghost of Janet Dalrymple is supposed to roam the ruins dressed in a blood stained wedding gown screaming out loud on the anniversary of her passing every 12th of Sept, though some say the spectre hangs her head as if in deep remorse.. Spooky and much more interesting than any opera. So what happened I hear you say, enthralled. Well …

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