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Today,the tradition of feasting and dancing continues within the castle walls.
The castle is seldom open to the public and the austere exterior of the building gives little clue to it's interesting interior HERE.
The resident ghost is said to be Jean Douglas the "Maid of Neidpath"
who died of a broken heart,late 17th century, and is now doomed to wander the castle for eternity
(or until some kind person moves her spirit on!)
"The Troubadours" by our friend ,Scots/Canadian artist Meg Watson (1950-2002)
Photo by Morelle Smith
Troubadours were medieval musicians and performers.
The tradition probably began in Southern Europe around the 11th century.