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The Most Haunted Castles in the World to Spend Your Halloween

The Most Haunted Castles in the World to Spend Your Halloween
October 20
09:00 2015

Are you afraid of chains being dragged across the floor? Old and cold walls of ancient castles? Ghosts? Keep reading and discover some of the most haunted castles all around the globe. Don’t miss a word because these are the places you shouldn’t go… Or maybe you should.

Frankenstein Castle – Darmstadt, Germany

The story of Dr. Frankenstein and his creature is widely known, created by the writer Mary Shelley and her Gothic imagination. As it seems, she was inspired precisely by the Frankenstein Castle, in Darmstadt. Whether the rumours are true or not, the truth is that there is something about this place that makes the imagination fly. Halloween is celebrated here every year with one of the biggest parties in the country, and more than one visitor claims to have felt something supernatural. Stay clear of the tower, just in case!

Larnach Castle – Dunedin, New Zealand

Larnach is the only castle in New Zealand and also one of the most visited places in the world. Built between 1871 and 1887 by William Larnach, a business man, this amazing building witnessed several deaths. Larnach’s first two wives died there, as well as his daughter, and eventually he would take his own life due to personal and financial problems. Legend has it that the spirits of his first wife, Eliza, and his daughter Kate, wander around the corridors of the castle.

larnach castle

The Tower of London – London, United Kingdom

Nowadays the Tower of London is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the British capital, but until the last century it used to be a prison and a fortress during war times. So, we are not very much surprised by the fact that there have been several tragedies inside those walls. Past celebrities died here, like King Henry VIII’s second wife, and they still wander around. Some visitors claim to have been attacked by ghostly creatures, or to have smelled the perfume of the lady who lives in the White Tower.

tower of London

Moosham Castle – Unterberg, Austria

Even in the little state of Austria there’s a haunted castle. Moosham Castle was the scene of witch trials during the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s said that the souls of those poor women who died accused of witchcraft still wander around. Besides, there are also wolves in the forests nearby.

Bran Castle – Transylvania, Romania

We can’t help it: we listen or read the name Transylvania and we can’t avoid thinking about the dark Count Dracula. Bran Castle looks very much like the fortress that Bram Stoker described in his famous novel. Actually, the owners call it “Dracula’s Castle”, although it’s very unlikely Vlad Tepes was there. Vampires or not, Bran Castle is really spooky – it’s full of mysterious crypts, dark corridors, a cave and the place where Queen Mary of Romania’s heart rests.

bran castle romania

Palace of Versailles – France

Even in the most luxurious residence in France, we can find ghosts and spirits. The Palace of Versailles is the former house of governors such as King Louis XIX or Marie Antoniette and it seems that something of them remained between the walls. Some people claim to have seen the Queen in the gardens, while others maintain they have witnessed weird light phenomenons and felt ghostly presences. Whether you believe it or not, don’t miss this place, it’s fascinating.

versailles palace

Zvikov – Pisek, Czech Republic

Legend has it that in this fortress in the Czech Republic, weird things happen. And it doesn’t really matter if you are inside or outside, because it’s said that animals behave strangely, fires turn off by themselves and ghost walk around as they please. There are people who say that there are dogs with red eyes guarding the castle at night. Would you dare to visit it?

Glamis Castle – Scotland

The castle that claims to be the most haunted in Scotland was the Queen Mother ‘s childhood home place. And so it was for several ghosts and legends. For example, legend has it that a deformed boy may have been separated from the world in the 19th century. And also, in every generation of the family (the Strathmores) that owns the castle, a vampire is born and lives in a walled room. And we can’t forget mentioning the spirit of Count Beardie, who hides in the yard and mourns about losing that one card game that cost him his life.

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