Date(s) - 29/10/2021 - 30/10/2021
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Mary Queen of Scots House
29th October 2021
22:00 – 03:00
Mary Queen of Scots House is said to be haunted by a number of spirits and the Queen herself is said to frequent within these walls! Visitors have experienced the unexplained smell of flowers in a room that Mary used when she inhabited the building. Also the rustling of a skirt is frequently heard along with sighs and quiet whispers.
Mary Queen of Scots spent a month in Jedburgh in the autumn of 1566. It was the turning point in her dramatic life, and the beginnings of the troubles that led to her death.
Inside the house a unique collection of objects and pictures give you a moving insight into the life of Mary. They include a lock of her hair, a glittering 17th century embroidery about her family and her death mask.
It is difficult to be sure of the exact age of Mary, Queen of Scots’ House, due to a lack of documentary material and because the house has been altered many times over the years. However, we know that
Jedburgh’s position just 12 miles north of the Border made it vulnerable to attack from the English in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In 1409 Jedburgh Castle was demolished – it was frequently held by the English, and the Scottish Government felt that it would be better for it to be destroyed. The Castle was replaced by a number of fortified tower houses, which, together with four ports (gates) enabled the town to be defended from invasion from all directions.
When Mary, Queen of Scots arrived in Jedburgh in October 1566, she was accompanied by a large retinue and the party would have needed a number of buildings to accommodate them all. Fire broke out in Mary’s first lodging, forcing her to move. It is known that Mary paid Lady Ferniehirst £40 Scots for the rent of the Lord Compositor’s house in Jedburgh. Gradually, over the years, all the other fortified houses disappeared, leaving Mary, Queen of Scots’ House inextricably linked to the Queen and her visit.
In 2005 the first group of paranormal investigators visited Mary Queen of Scots House and reported a level of unexplained phenomenon. Since then they have allowed a limited number of groups to visit.
*Please note – history courtesy of Scottish Borders
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