Details of Haunted Place :
Raby Castle was once owned by the Neville family and is now haunted by Charles Neville, who was once the Earl of Westmorland. Charles was forced to surrender to Henry VIII after the successful Rising of the Northern Earls.
His ghost is often seen heading for the Barons Hall, where in 1569 he and his men were deciding whether to stand up against the King, They were interrupted by Mrs Neville who hearing their discussion called them a bunch of sniveling cowards.
In response to this provocation, the men went to battle and lost. The Earl was forced to flee to Scotland, and then on to Holland where his body is now buried.
When our researcher, Hamish McGool, visited the castle he taunted the spirits by shouting, 'Hey Charlie - will you no' come out and have a wee fight with me?'
When nothing happened after ten minutes of this taunting a ghostly voice was heard (that of Mrs Neville). She said, 'Once a coward always a coward.'
Angered by the persistent humiliation by his dead wife, Charles' ghost did appear - giving Hamish a proper Glasgow Kiss for his efforts.