Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Every Castle in Ireland has to have at least one ghost of some kind and perched on the tip of the famous Causeway Coastal Route Ballygally Castle Hotel is no different.
Take time to explore the 17th Century building and its walled gardens built around 1625. Visit the original living and dining room before making your way up the spiral stone stairwell of the corner turret of the castle to the “Ghost Room” – the original servant’s quarters where more than a few visitors over the years have experienced a presence.
The castle is reputed to host a number of ghosts, the most active of which is the former resident, Lady Isobel Shaw, who has a habit of knocking the doors of the rooms and disappearing.
She had reportedly fallen to her death from the window after her husband had locked her in her room and starved her. Mediums spending the night at the castle have often reported that they’ve detected more ghosts than there were guests actually staying at the hotel.
Lady Isabella’s ghost is reputed to be a “friendly” spirit who walks the corridors of the old castle. Over the years many guests have reported strange experiences and have felt a presence in their rooms! There are also endless stories of unexplained noises in the night and an eerie green mist over the castle!
Do you believe it? For those brave enough to visit the room of Lady Isabella, make your way to the top of the spiral staircase. if you would like to find out more about the Castle History and a Ghost Tour with a member of the Hotel staff call +44 28 2858 1066.
Address: Ballygally Castle Hotel, Coast Rd, Ballygally, Co. Antrim BT40 2QZ