Region : West Lothian
Location : Linlithgow
Details : This was the castle of the Stewart kings of Scotland from the 15th century . In 1512 Mary, Queen of Scots was born here. For more details see the feature page on Undiscovered Scotland
Paranormal Phenomena : Queen Margaret’s Tower at the top of one of the stair towers, is said to be haunted by Mary of Guise, waiting for the return of her husband, James V. The mystical website adds that – “Although ruined, this birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots retains a charm and attraction and, it seems, the ghost of a woman. The custodian told me in 1973 that he and his wife as well as a few visitors had seen the shape of a woman near the main entrance. `She is in a bluish gown` he told me ` and walks purposefully towards the nearby church. She disappears within a few feet of the wall`. Her appearances normally occur in April though she has been witnessed in September, `But always in the mornings about nine o’clock` Some people have also reported hearing a rustle of clothing at the same time.”
Haunted Scotland visited Linlithgow Palace on 4th January 2013 to document the location via video, pictures & impressions whist soaking up the atmosphere. Thus far during the visits conducted in the 2012/13 program, we have to say this has been the most impressive. The amount of areas possible to explore within the palace is truly awe-inspiring and its little surprising that such paranormal phenomena is evident.
Haunted Scotland highly suggests that visitors to the area take the tour and steep themselves in not only breathtaking history but the mystery of this amazing location. Please watch the video below for your visual pleasure….