There is no doubt the world is filled with lots of imposing castles. Exploring the haunted castles takes you to a different realm. For some, you’ll find maids and servants while others are just for touristic purposes. While inside the haunted castle the opulent lifestyle of the noble becomes glaring.
But there is more to the fascinating sights than meets the eye. Delve deeper into the lower sections and you’ll discover these are indeed scary castles. If you fancy ghosts and the supernatural, then this list of scary castles is what you’re looking for.
Bran Castle or Dracula’s Castle, Romania
Bran Castle is popularly known for being the central setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Its location on the peaks of the mountain made many believe that the castle is home of Vlad the Impaler – the inspiration for Dracula. Legend has it that Vlad the Impaler used to torment his prisoners to wade off anyone who intends contending with him. Apart from the torture and impalement, Bran Castle is also home to the heart of Queen Marie of Romania. This scary castle is not for the faint at heart. Summon the courage and take a tour of its spine-chilling corridors.
Leap Castle – Coolderry, County Offaly, Ireland
Of all the haunted castles in Europe, Leap Castle tops the list of destinations for ghost hunting. The castle harbors many ghosts, with the most notable being the Elemental. The Elemental is believed to be a demon. It looks like a sheep with a human face. Eyes so scary you can’t dare look it in the face. This scary castle is also haunted by ghosts of prisoners who were forced to fall off eight feet onto spikes from the ground.
Gravensteen Castle, Gent – East Flanders in Belgium
Located in the city center, Gravensteen Castle boasts plenty of rooms, cellars, and dungeons. Explore the beautiful display of exhibits and medieval artifacts and weapons here. Despite its fascinating features, the haunted castle has a fairly gruesome torture museum revealing terrifying devices such as guillotine. Onsite, you will find stores selling a 90-minute movie guide to take you through every bit of detail about the scary castle.
Hohenzollern Castle, Germany
If you plan on visiting a list of scary castles, the ancestral seat of counts, kings, and emperors, Hohenzollern Castle, is just perfect for you. It is located in the center of Baden-Wurttemberg. This is the best spot to learn more about the ‘legend of the white lady’ who gruesomely killed her two kids in order to get married to the Lord of this haunted castle. In a bid to redeem herself and seek forgiveness she locked herself up in a room, where she eventually died. Upon her death, rumor has it that her ghost was seen multiple times around the castle hence the reign of the legends of white lady.
Bhangarh Fort, India
Known as one of the world’s most haunted castles, Bhangarh Fort is home to the greatest unsolved mystery. Its many haunted stories made this castle one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. Travelers are warned not to visit the fort at sunset but if you happen to be inquisitive, do not hesitate to find out for yourself if the fort is truly haunted.
If you’d like to see something a bit different from the norm, these scary castles have it all. From fascinating sights to terrifying stories, explore the world’s top haunted castles.