misty neidpath

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Joined September 2007

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Neidpath is a wonderful 13C castle on the banks of the Tweed near Peebles in the lovely Scottish Borders Said to be haunted by the ghost of Jean Douglas, the * Maid of Neidpath* in Sir Walter Scott’s heartrending poem.

The story goes that Jean, youngest daughter of the Earl of March. was forbidden to marry her love who was considered below her station, and she pined while her lover was sent away. When he returned she was so wasted and changed that he didnt recognise her and rode straight past, causing her to die of a broken heart…how sad is that ! She’s said to appear in a full-length brown dress with a large white collar….

Thanks so much for looking
cheers
maggie
:))

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