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Dumfries and Galloway Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Young Male Rider

Location: Tynron - Tynron castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area around the castle is haunted by a decapitated horseman. The ghost is thought to be a man who tried to marry a girl residing at the castle, but her brothers chased him away. During the pursuit, the young man fell from his horse and lost his head.


Location: Tynron - Unnamed house
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-1890
Further Comments: Residents in this unnamed property would hear wheels on a gravel footpath leading up to their door prior to a death in the family.

Galdus's Grave

Location: Wigtown - Torhouse Stone Circle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The final resting place of King Galdus is thought to be under one of these large stones.

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