In this article we will be taking a look at the various Fyvie Castle ghosts reported over the years and a brief history of the venue itself.
Fyvie Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and dates back as far as the 13th century. It was thought to have been built by William The Lion ( I LOVE that name! ) and served as a Royal Stronghold until the end of the 13th century.
When it’s use as a stronghold came to an end it went through a succession of clans who each added their own personal tower to the building…
- The Preston Tower ( 1390-1433 )
- The Seton Towers ( 1599 )
- The Gordon Tower ( 1777 )
- The Leith Tower ( 1890 )
The castle now houses hundreds of famous portraits and artwork along with various sets of priceless armour and weaponry. In 1984 the castle was finally sold to the National Trust For Scotland and it is now a tourist hotpot.
The Fyvie Castle ghosts
Most British castles come along with a handful of paranormal tales but Fyvie Castle seems to have more than it’s fair share of ghosts…
1) The Grey Lady
The first of the paranormal visitors is known as The Grey Lady and is thought to be the ghost of Lady Meldrum. She died sometime in the 13th century and her dying wish was to be placed in the walls somewhere within the castle.
It took until 1920 for her skeleton to be located and it was carefully excavated from the castle and buried in a more traditional grave.
Ever since the remains were re-buried her apparition has been seen crawling the dark corridors of the castle searching for her original burial spot.
2) The Green Lady
The spirit of The Green Lady is thought to be the wife of Sir Alexander Seton – Dane Lilias Drummond. She had little luck in their marriage as every child she bore turned out to be female.
Sir Alexander Seton tired of waiting for a son and started up an affair with one of his wife’s close family members.
When she caught wind of this she was obviously devastated and moved back home to Fife to deal with her grief. This grief never subsided and she died of a broken heart.
Sir Alexander Seton went on to marry his mistress but strange happenings started up as soon as they shared a bed together in the castle.
Seton and his new wife heard severe moaning noises coming from outside their bedroom window ( which was rather high up on the castle walls ). They put it down to the bad weather and wind outside the castle.
When morning came Seton opened the window and shrieked in terror as he noticed the words ‘Dane Lilias Drummond’ carved into the castle stone wall.
The carving of the words was so deep it still remains there even to this day!
3) The Trumpeter Spirit
A strange ghostly trumpeter has been reported outside the grounds of the castle dressed in typical Scottish tartan.
The trumpeter is thought to be Andrew Lammie – another of the castle’s occupant’s who died of a broken heart. Lammie tragically lost his wife Agnes and never recovered from the grief.
He is often spotted near the castle walls with his instrument but whenever he is approached he disappears slowly into the surrounding mist.
4) The Weeping Stones of Fyvie
Many centuries ago a psychic known as Thomas the Rhymer visited the castle and warned that three very sacred and religious stones had been used in it’s construction.
He declared that the stones must be returned to their original burial site otherwise no male heir will live to inherit the castle. Since this prediction NO male heirs have survived to be in a position to inherit the castle.
They are known as the ‘weeping stones’ due to them always being wet. Every stone that surrounds them is bone dry but these three stones always appear to be wet.
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