by Andrew Hennessey ofAlternate Scotland.com
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Location : about a mile from the railway station at Markinch in Fife, Scotland and close to the M90/A92/A911
Area of castle evaluated: surveillance of the castle walls and parapets
Balgonie castle – is a 14th century tower house comprised of five storeys, with walls up to 2.4 metres thick. These incorporate a large hall, chapel and a vaulted basement. Purported to have been built by Sir Thomas Sibbald, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland but passed at the end of the 15th century to Sir Robert Lundie by marriage. In 1716, the castle was captured and set on fire by Rob Roy MacGregor and his clansmen. It was in a poor state of repair in the 1960s but has been subsequently restored by todays “Laird of Balgonie”.
The castle is reputed to have at least 12 different ghosts, and phantom phenomena amongst whom are; A ghostly…