Fyvie Castle is a 13th century fortress built by none other than William The Lion. As with any castle of its age it does have its history and ghosts, but fyvie castle is infamous for its incredible amount of paranormal activity. The activity here is so overwhelming supposedly because of Fyvie legendary weeping stone. But the stone was stolen from an ancient scottish pagan burial ground. Murder, Betrayal, Violence, War along with remains hidden in secret chambers of the castle. When you combine such a history rich in dark deeds, bodies not put to rest and hidden away, and an ancient stone removed from its place of origin without permission. They add up to a night with more than just a bump.
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Ghost Hunting At Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle is amongst Scotland’s legendary haunted locations and for a reason. Not only is there unique activity to this location but there is also a infamous poltergeist who loves to terrify the guests and staff on a daily basis.
The kitchen is particular is a part of the house where the Fyvie staff refuse to enter alone. Objects from the kitchen often disappear and are found in other parts of the house with absolutely no explanation as to how they got there. Staff members and visitors have witnessed large objects slowly gliding across the room as if being carried by unseen hands. Aswell as the stereo being turned on and off, sometimes even being tuned into channels that dont exist anymore. There is something within the Fyvie kitchens that loves to scare people out of there wits, People have heard deafening shrieks, been pushed by unseen hands or walked into someone who simply just isn’t there. On occasion people are even left with visible bruises from there they felt the impact.
The Model Room is by far the most haunted bedroom in Fyvie Castle. Unknowing guests have tried to spend the night here only to find that sleep is not something that comes with this room. Reports of being awoken in the dead of night by deafening screams are constant, and when guests jump up in fright they see a lady glowing and ominous green bearing down upon them. Safe to say they change rooms immediately. On one incredible account a man and wife had trouble sleeping in the Model Room due to what sounded like excessive moaning and scratching outside the window. Since the window is on one of the tallest points of the castle they put it down to the fierce Scottish wind. The following morning the couple had a look outside the window to see if there was anything that could have been making such noises, they found the name Lillian Dammond etched into the sill.
The Murder Room gained its name for obvious reasons. It is perhaps in the most ominous room in the castle. Located at the top of a spiral staircase constructed to only allow one way in and out allowing countless murders to take place with no hope of escape for the lords victims. This room is host to daily phenomena. Nudging, pushing, moans, screams and ghostly women gliding across the room are all part of the foundations of the this dark room.
Fyvie Castle is a spectacular building with over 110 rooms. Set in the glorious backdrop of the Fyvie estate garden. But 800 years of history have certainly left there mark on this fairy tale castle.
Ghosts & Curses Of Fyvie Castle
. Grey Lady : Lady Meldrum
. Green Lady : Dame Lillian Drummond
. Andrew Lammie : Phantom Trumpeter
. The Curse Of Fyvies Weeping Stones
Fyvie Castle is a stunning location, build to be the home of lords and noblemen alike. But over 800 years has had its tole on this foreboding castle, and its resident ghosts are only to happy to make themselves known.
Lady Meldrum was lady of Fyvie castle up until the late 13th century. Upon her death she requested to be buried in a secret chamber she had constructed within the castle so she could remain within her beloved home forever more. She laid a curse upon the room as so ; He who wakes me from my slumber shall see me forevermore, and i shall walk Fyvies halls again. In the 1920’s such an event happened. The castle was undergoing renovations when unknowing workman stumbled upon a door concealed behind a solid wall. Curiosity got the better of them and they broke the lock and entered. Ever since the remains of lady meldrum where found there have been many strange and unexplained occurrences around the room, and the Grey Lady is seen constantly gliding through the hallways terrifying guests. The curse is taken so seriously by the castles owners that the room remains locked. But this has not laid her spirit to rest.
Dame Lilias Dammond is the castle’s most active ghost, believed to be behind the activity in the kitchen and the model room. Dame Lilias Dammond also known as the Green Lady was wife to Sir Alexander Seton a sadistic nobleman. After giving birth 5 times to 5 girls, Alexander gave up on his wife being able to give him a male heir and starved his wife to death in the murder room in order to remarry again quickly as where the laws of that age. Lady Lillias still walks the castles today with all the rage and frustration she felt being locked away and kept in a marriage she did not want. Bumps and bangs, things smashing are all thought to be her. Guests have reported seeing the lady countless times, some see her as a normal yet attractive women in 17th century attire, others as a skeletal figure pale and gaunt as if starving of hunger. But she is always seen surrounded by a pale green glow, we can’t figure out why this would be !? But we can only investigate further.
Andrew Lammie was a worker within in the estate of fyvie for many years, who fell in love with the lord’s daughter Agnes. Upon discovery of this forbidden love the lord of Fyvie banished Andrew into slavery and sold him off to the west indies. Eventually he escaped his imprisonment and came back to scotland to claim his forbidden love only to discover she had died many years earlier of a broken heart. He laid a curse upon the castle claiming that whenever they hear the sound of a trumpet the current lord of Fyvie Castle world meet death. 30 Years after the curse was laid until the modern day sounds of a trumpet can be heard distinctly from the courtyard around the estate. This terrifies the current lord as on occasion following the sound some of them have dropped dead. Over the years Reports of a man holding a trumpet and wearing fine tartan outside the boundary walls. Is this Andrew still here ?
The most famous Curse laid upon Fyvie is that of Thomas the Rhymer and the Weeping Stones. Acclaimed with powers passed down from the one and only Merlin, thomas commanded respect from all of Scotland’s lords, kings and even druids. Thomas travelled to Fyvie castle accepting an invitation. But when he arrived at the castle a strong gust of wind slammed the gates in his face, for some reason Thomas the Rhymer took it as an insult and decided to lay down the first curse of Fyvie ;
“Fyvie, Fyvie, thou’se never thrive,
As lang’s* there’s in thee stanes* three :
There’s ane intill* the highest tower,
There’s ane intill the ladye’s bower,
There’s ane aneath* the water-yett,
And thir* three stanes ye’se never get”.
(*As lang’s = as long as); (stanes = stones); (ane intill – one inside); (ane aneath = one beneath). To date only 2 stones have been accounted for. The first is on display in the charter room and it oozes water as is weeping, hence Curse of The Weeping Stone. Tho there could be a natural explanation for this it has still not been discovered. The second stone is embedded within the Lady’s Bower and the third was thrown in to the River Ythan and never recovered making the curse impossible to remove. The curse itself claims that no male heir could inherit the castle and this does seem to be the case on numerous occasions.
A location with such as formidable history of murder, torture and cruelty. Not to mention being riddled with numerous curses. Tho the majority of these may have fallen into legend and then myth can it really just be a coincidence that the event foretold by the curses have came true time and time again ? Thats for you to decide, but if we can be certain of anything it is that this incredible castle is one that every person seeking a ghostly rush must spend the night.