Looking for your next holiday destination? Getting bored of romantic and predictable destinations and want some thrill in your life?
How about visit some of the most haunted castles around the world?
Here are 5 stunning but haunted castles around the world you can visit!
Castle Bran or Dracula’s Castle, Romania
Built in 1212, Vlad III Dracul impaled tens of thousands of people, earning the nickname Vlad the Impaler. Bran Castle sits high upon craggy peaks within Transylvania. Castle Bran is cited as the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Avid fans of Dracula can visit this castle and explore the dark history of one of the world's most famous castles.
Castle Bran is renowned for its infamous claim to haunted fame. With its ominous hallways and windowless chambers and The little chapel, or grotto, in the bottom right adds an extra creepy element.
Houska Castle, Czech Republic
Built in the 13th century and located in the forests north of Prague. Houska Castle is an interesting castle for the paranormal lovers. The castle is built upon a fabled bottomless pit from which winged creatures and half-man-half-beasts allegedly exited.
Eventually, Bohemian rulers decided to seal up the gateway with a castle. Today, this castle is famous for its private parties and weddings and it is a famous tourist attraction for people from Prague and thrill-seekers from all over the world.
Dragsholm Castle, Denmark
Built in 1215, a stately looking castle, Dragsholm is reportedly home to over a hundred ghosts. Having functioned as both a prison and a battle fortification, some consider Dragsholm Castle as the most haunted castle in the world. Dragsholm Castle is open to overnight visitors, so if you want to stay in a really spooky castle this is probably the perfect one for you. The castle is full of history and beautiful rooms, each with a different and unique style and puspose.
Perhaps the most tragic story of all is the White Lady, she was a young girl who fell in love with a commoner who worked in the castle. The girl’s father found out about the lovers and ordered his daughter imprisoned in her room, never to be seen alive again. Hundreds of years later, workers found a skeleton in one of the walls. The skeleton was wearing a white gown.
Moosham Castle, Austria
Built in 1208, Moosham Castle in Austria is must-see if you're into medieval art and chivalry. Moosham Castle is now better known as Witches Castle because here is where Austria’s bloodiest witch trials took place. Fill up your tummies in the town nearby and get ready to tour one of Austria’s most haunted castles. Hopefully you don’t lose your appetite!
The history behind Witches Castle is when numerous of young girls and women were taken to Moosham Castle to get tormented, tortured, and murdered in the dungeon chambers. It’s believed that many of these women still wander the grounds, seeking justice for their wrongful deaths.
Brissac Castle, France
Built in the 11th century, the Brissac Castle, now a hotel, exudes a romantic charm. Stay the night, however, and you may find the tormented spirits of its former tenants are less than welcoming. This castle will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale with its picturesque grounds and a mixture of architectural styles.
The story behind the haunted castle is of Jacques and Charlotte who lived in the castle in the 11th century. They were said to have a rocky relationship due largely to Charlotte’s frequent affairs with younger men. The affair ended when both the lover and Charlotte disappeared. Today, it is reported guests can still hear the death cries of the slaughtered sweethearts.
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