One used to associate Disney with beautiful castles and fairy tales, but we often forget the hidden stories, legends, and myths that are hidden in these palaces and forts. The attraction of its mysteries is inevitable, so it’s not a surprise to get the news that for the first time since 1948 someone will sleep in the Transylvanian fortress- Dracula’s house- which became famous thanks to the novel by Bram Stoker.
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So, now that we are in the spooky mood, we wanted to share with you a list of castles that contain hidden stories that will definitely surprise you. As told by Infobae.
1. Castle Eltz, Germany
The history of Eltz Castle in Germany began in 1157. Of the few rooms that are accessible to tourists arriving, the main room is absent from those- is known as the haunted room. The room used to belong to Countess Agnes, who allegedly died defending the castle from a rejected suitor. It is said that her spirit remains there, as well as her bed along with the “hatchet”she had in her room.
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2. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
One of the biggest attractions of the capital of Scotland is the Edinburgh Castle. And it’s known as the most haunted castle in the entire country. Parts of its structure have more than 900 years old dungeons of the historic fort and are also the scene of alleged “visits” of colonial prisoners from the American Revolutionary War, French prisoners from the Seven Years’ War, and even a ghost dog.
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3. Predjama Castle, Slovenia
Built inside a cave in the middle of a cliff, Predjama Castle is one of the most fascinating in the world. Its story begins in the year 1274, and its structure remains as impressive as ever. Local folklore also adds a devilish charm to its beauty. The resident was long ago Knight Erazem Lueger, plus the castle has secret passages. Supposedly it was a site of torture and Lueger was betrayed and murdered by his servants inside, so it is believed he continues today bewitching the corridors.
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4. Larnach Castle, New Zealand
Larnach was built between 1871 and 1887 and was the residence of William Larnach, a local politician. It has a ballroom that designed as a birthday gift for his favorite daughter, Kate, who died of typhus at age 26, and who allegedly still haunting the place. Visitors say they have felt a pat on their back and whispers in their ears.
5. Himeji Castle, Japan
The castle was built in 1333 and is one of the greatest examples that remain today of Japanese architecture. It’s known that the folklore came in between the walls. The most popular story is from Okiku, a mythological character from ancient legends who was accused of misplacing valuable items. She was murdered and thrown into a well of the castle, and his ghost still haunting the place at night. Is said that she counts dishes, and, right after arriving to the number nine, she screams and reenters the well where she was thrown.
Which One Would You Like To Visit?
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