Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland

Balgonie Castle

Balgonie Castle

Balgonie Castle is built on land owned by the Sibbalds from at least 1246. The keep dates from the 14th century, and the remaining structures were added piecemeal until the 18th century. It has been visited by the likes of Mary, Queen of Scots, Rob Roy and Daniel Defoe. Balgonie is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Several ghosts have been reported at the castle, including: an female nicknamed 'Green Jeanie', said to be the ghost of one of the Lundie occupants; a 17th-century soldier; a dog; an old man in the courtyard; a head and collar materializing through a wall; a hooded man; and hazy shapes. Audible phenomena include muffled voices. Cold spots and being touched by a cold hand have also been reported.


Pictured left is the Keep of Balgonie Castle courtesy of Supergolden.

Balgonie Castle,

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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Glenrothes is a town in Fife, Scotland.

It is located approximately 30 miles from both Edinburgh, which lies to the south and Dundee to the north.

Pictured is Balgonie Castle courtesy of Supergolden. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.