Mary Queen Of Scots House Jedburgh Ghost Hunt
Mary Queen of Scots House Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK
When darkness Falls, are you brave enough to enter this eerie historic house and be a part of a unique and extremely intense ghost hunt? Situated in Jedburgh, this 16th century stone house was where Mary Queen of Scots lodged during her visit in 1566, and She is one of the most tragic figures in Scottish history. Many ghosts and spirits are said to haunt Mary Queen of Scots' house. Many believe that Mary is said to haunt this chilling location. Your overnight ghost hunting experience in Jedburgh will give you a rare opportunity to ghost hunt in this historic house, searching for those that haunt here! Previous Ghost hunts here have proven that this stone house holds many secrets. Join the team as we invite you to become a real ghost hunter for the night, hold vigils be part of a séance if you dare!
History Of Mary Queen of Scots House
Mary Queen of Scots House is a small tower house built in Jedburgh and used as a museum. It is between the High Street and the Jed Water. It is built on the T-plan, with a square tower built in the middle of one side of a rectangular hall block. The building overlooks the river, and a stair turret occupies one angle between the two. Admission to the museum is free, and it is open seasonally.
The house was probably built in the 1540s by the Kerr family of Ferniehurst, a couple of miles south of Jedburgh. It was likely made as a local response to the Rough Wooing, where English armies pillaged the borders to force the Scots to marry their child-queen Mary to the son of Henry VIII. Indeed, several fortified houses were built in Jedburgh at this time, the old castle having been destroyed in 1408. After this destruction, six were built to defend the town, one of which was in the area now occupied by the House.
Nothing is known of the history of Mary Queen of Scots House, and the association with the Kerrs is drawn from the fact that the turnpike staircases are built rising to the left, a common feature of Kerr houses as it benefits left-handed swordsmen defending the stairwell. It is assumed that this was the house leased by Queen Mary in 1566 from the Kerrs when travelling the Borders to serve justice and where she lay ill upon returning from Hermitage Castle, where she visited the Earl of Bothwell.
The house has been extended and altered several times, with evidence that a structure spread to the south and a block of tenements to the north, but these have long since been demolished. These extensions were likely late 18th century and short-lived as they do not appear to be present in Roy’s map or the Plan of Jedburgh drawn up in 1775, and they are also absent in the first Ordnance Survey, although a lengthy set of buildings extend along Queen Street to the north. In 1927 the house was purchased by the town of Jedburgh and converted into a museum dedicated to the life of Queen Mary.
This Event Includes
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
Requirements For This Event
All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Not suitable for pregnant ladies.
Anyone under or suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted.
This is an old and dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them.
All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes no heels or sandals etc.
We advise that you wear warm clothing.
Mary Queen of Scots House Ghost Hunt
Friday 7th April 2023 8.30pm to 1.30am
Only £49.00 Per Person
Before booking this event, please read the following as per our terms and conditions that are agreed upon at the point of sale.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable .
This is not a sleepover event.
Complimentary hot and drinks are provided along with light snacks, We do not cater for dietary requirements. However guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.
We operate a ticketless event. sign in on arrival.
Arrival time is 15 minutes before the event start time.
There is NO onsite parking at this location. There is a large carpark within 2 minute walking distance
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