Spirit Voices: Dirleton Castle

This location has been no stranger to mysterious stories, along with local myths and legends.

The Devil himself is said to have turned up on the grassy green beneath the castle wall in June 1649, allegedly taking the physical form of ‘a large black shadow man’.

Several of his accused witches were held in Dirleton’s pit prison, where legend says the Devil’s marks were found upon them by the witch-finder John Kincaid. They remained in the pit until the order for their execution – which happened to be strangling and burning – came through from Parliament.

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Spirits: Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle is a medieval castle that resides in the village of Dirleton, in East Lothian. The Castle is located just west of North Berwick, and around 20 miles east of the City of Edinburgh. The oldest parts of this castle date to the 13th century, and it was abandoned by the end of the 17th century by its noble occupants.

This location has been no stranger to mysterious stories, along with local myths and legends.

The Devil himself is said to have turned up on the grassy green beneath the castle wall in June 1649, allegedly taking the physical form of ‘a large black shadow man’.

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