Balmerino Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey, now in ruins. The Abbey was built in 1229 by Queen Ermengarde, the mother of Alexander 2nd.
During the Reformation, followers of John Knox destroyed the abbey and killed the monks. Nowadays, it is said that ghostly monks can still be seen pushing wheelbarrows around the grounds. In the keep, there is said to be a ghost who sits and checks the corn for mice and rats. Now in ruins,the Abbey during it glory was visited by many famous people, including Mary Queen of Scots.
When I began my research, study and enquiry into the paranormal, this location was one of the first I visited nearly a decade ago. Not only is the location steeped in history, it is a lovely place, nestled within one of the most beautiful small villages in the Kingdom Of Fife.
- Do the Monks still lurk, looking for some peaceful resolution to their historical yet ghastly grim fate?
- Are the spirits attached to this location due to its raw beauty and strategic location overlooking the Tay Estuary?
Whatever is going on at this location, nothing can take away from the peaceful atmosphere and it’s place in Scottish History, Truly, a gem hidden in the great Kingdom of Fife.
Haunted Scotland will be returning here to conduct further audio recordings, Echovox sessions and Intuitive observations. Please check back for full updates during 2013
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“Nowadays,it is said that monks can still be seen pushing wheelbarrows around the grounds.”
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