Haunted Scotland welcomes you toDoune Castle, situated near the village of Doune, within the Stirling district of Scotland. The castle is a beautiful medieval stronghold in fantastic condition, testament to the astonishing work that is conducted by Historic Scotland and their faithful staff.
Research has indicated that Doune Castle was originally built-in the thirteenth century, most likely receiving substantial damage during the Scottish Wars of Independence.
Region : Stirlingshire Location : In Doune, 10m NW of Stirling – see also castleuk.net website Details : built in the late 14thC by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. King James confiscated the castle which became a Royal hunting lodge. In 1528 it was given back to the descendant of Albany and from him to the earls of Moray who still own the property. Mary Queen of Scots used the castle and forces loyal to her held the castle until 1570. It was occupied by Montrose in 1646 and by Williamite forces in 1689. During the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 government forces held Doune. However, in the 1745 it was taken by the Jacobites of Bonnie Prince Charlie and used as a prison.
Paranormal Phenomena : The Castle is alleged to be haunted by Mary Queen of Scots who was exiled there. Photographs have periodically revealed “spirit balls” that appear associated with an outcast woman in blood velvet looking out a window according to a spiritual “sensitive.