Inside the crumbling remains of a haunted Scottish castle where Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess was treated as a hospital patient in WW2 

Mail Online | 5/10/1941 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
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Crumbling and overgrown, this Scottish castle turned Second World War hospital now lies abandoned.

Buchanan Castle in Stirlingshire became a military hospital which treated Rudolf Hess, a leading Nazi who helped write Hitler's book Mein Kampf.

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It lies to the west of the village of Drymen and the overgrown remains stand within formerly landscaped grounds.

On May 10 1941, Deputy Fuhrer Hess flew to Britain on a secret mission to negotiate peace with the Duke of Hamilton behind Hitler's back.

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But his plane ran out of fuel and he injured his ankle while parachuting to the ground. He was arrested and taken to Buchanan Castle for treatment.

The stunning pictures show moss and ivy taking over the former castle, which was partially demolished in 1954 and no longer has a roof.

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The wooden insulation has been left exposed and rotting and vines have taken root on them.

From a distance, you can even make out the towers which are missing turrets and have fallen into disrepair.

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The haunting images were taken by an urban explorer and photographer...
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