Castles can be the hosts of many notorious and evil ghosts. No matter where you are in the world, it’s most likely that there is a haunted castle. Although the scariest haunted castles are opened for visitors, they’re not for the faint of heart due to the ghost sightings that have been witness by a lot of people. We’ve pulled together the Top 10 Scariest Haunted Castles in Europe.
10. Glamis Castle – Angus, Scotland
Glamis Castle is located in Angus, Scotland and it is considered to be one of the scariest haunted castles. It is also known because it’s the castle where the eponymous character in William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth resides at.
One of the legends involving this castle is The Monster of Glamis. Heir to Lord Glamis, Thomas Lyon-Bowes was born with severe deformations. He was described as half frog, half man by Miss M. Gilchrist. It’s believed that he was kept in a secret room within the castle and was kept out of sight and possession.
Another tale is the Ghost of Earl Beardie. Allegedly, Earl Beardie was an alcoholic man and known for his cruelty. It is said that Beardie and Lord Glamis played cards with the devil himself in a room that was sealed up permanently hundreds years later. Beardie’s soul was stolen away by Satan and was condemned to play cards until doomsday. He is considered to be the most notorious ghost of the nine ghosts that haunt the caste.
9. Dunnottar Castle – Scotland
Perched on a rocky headland overlooking the North Sea in Scotland, Dunnottar Castle is a perfect tourist attraction for curious people who are interested in the paranormal. Due to its long history of bloodshed and violence, it’s said that this castle is haunted by many ghosts. It’s said that cries of pain and suffering can be hear throughout the castle at night.
Many visitors claim to have witness a ghost of a girl in a green tartan dress in the brewery. Little is known about this girl, who was nicknamed as the lady in green. Another ghost is a tall man, said to be of Scandinavian appearance.