The House from a circa 1905 postcard
House & Family History: Wemyss is most noted today as the place where Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1565, met her future husband, Lord Darnley. The Castle is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a young woman wearing a trailing dress of green silk that rustles as she floats along the corridors.
Country Life: CXXXIX, 20 plan, 70, 1966. CXLIX, 1422 plan, 1971.
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape
Seat of: Michael and Charlotte Wemyss
Past Seat of: Sir John Wemyss, 15th century; David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss, 17th century; James Wemyss, 5th Earl of Wemyss, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home