Loch Leven Castle

Loch Leven Castle is a ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven, in Scotland. Built around 1300, the castle was the location of military action during the Wars of Scottish Independence (1296–1357). In the later part of the 14th century, the castle was granted by his uncle to William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, and remained in Douglas’ hands for the next 300 years. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 1567–1568, and forced to abdicate as queen, before escaping with the help of her gaoler’s family. In 1588, the Queen’s gaoler inherited the title Earl of Morton, and moved away from the castle. It was bought, in 1675, by Sir William Bruce, who used the castle as a focal point in his garden; it was never again used as a residence.

Today, the remains of the castle are protected as a category A listed building, in the care of Historic Scotland. Loch Leven Castle is accessible in summer by the public via a ferry.


Loch Leven castle, is allegedly haunted by Mary, Queen of Scots, at the spot where she signed her abdication. However, the veracity of this tale is suspect, as are many of the alleged hauntings by Mary, Queen of Scots, due to the vast quantity throughout Scotland’s locations.

This, however, is not to say that it’s not possible, and certainly, an open flexible mind is suggested while dealing with such stories. If you approach each case with a closed debunking mentality, then you are doing a disservice to not only yourselves, but those with an interest and following your work closely.

It was to be a wet weekend, weather wise, when I took the plunge and decided it was time to get my sea-legs in order. Well, more like my loch-legs, as it was Loch Leven we would need to boat across, in order to access this infamous location, which once kept our very own monarch prisoner.

The same phantom energy I may add, that is said to drift throughout the areas on this Island.

Did we find anything paranormal related, is the question, Echovox captures or audio device voices?

Early signs suggest the possibility of audio captures, with photography clear as always, and video showing nothing that can be deemed as above-normal. Please do enjoy the following material and let me know if you have anything to add.

Pay particular attention to the Echovox capture at the end of the video.

Feel free to leave your comments or constructive criticisms below.

Ryan O’Neill
Haunted Scotland
Paranormal Research & Consciousness Exploration
Contact Ryan:
Ryan@Haunted-Scotland.co.uk



“Loch Leven castle, is allegedly haunted by Mary Queen of Scots, at the spot where she signed her abdication. However, the veracity of this tale is suspect, as are many of the reputedly hauntings of Mary Queen of Scots due to the vast quantity throughout Scotland’s locations”

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