Europe’s most haunted castles have histories that stretch back over 900 years. It is no surprise that many are associated with ghostly tales and strange goings on.
The ghost of Anne Boleyn can be seen every Christmas Eve when she returns home to Hever Castle in Kent. Her ghostly apparition is seen drifting silently over the picturesque bridge that spans the river, Eden.
Meanwhile, the appearance of the Black Dog of Leeds Castle is said to bring bad luck or death to its occupants. Its origins lay with Eleanor of Gloucester, King Henry VIï¿½s aunt, who in 1431 was found guilty of practising witchcraft, heresy, and treason.
If you are on a quest for a true spine chilling experience, then look no further! Europe has some of the most haunted Castles around. But be warned! This is not for the feint hearted
Here is just a selection of them (from a list of 100’s known to have a reputation!)
During her long and illustrious 900 years, The Tower of London has evolved a reputation as being one of the most ghostly and eerie places in Britain.
Windsor Castle is home to the England Queen, many of her royal ancestors, and “non-royal” spirits.
Berry Pomeroy Castle is the home to several female ghosts and two brothers.
Built upon a large outcrop of basalt rock high above the city, Edinburgh Castle and her ghosts keep a wary eye over the sprawling metropolis below.
Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the current owner of Tutbury Castle, which has an extraordinary history dating back to shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Many castles throughout Europe all have one thing in common – a resident ghost. Malahide Castle which is the oldest in habited castle in Ireland has not one ghost to frighten its guests but FIVE.
Like all castles from this period, stories of ghosts and weird sounds are a plenty. Dragsholm Castle with its own dark and ghastly history is no exception and comes complete with three ghosts.