The Dragsholm Castle or Dragsholm Slot in Danish is one of Denmark’s famous castles. Today it is a renowned hotel, but the Dragsholm Castle is most famous for its ghosts – it is, by popular recount, one of the most haunted castles in all of Europe.
While Dragsholm Castle allegedly has over a hundred ghosts, there are three spirits who seem to gather the most attention:
- The Grey Lady: A worker in the Dragsholm Castle at one time, she haunts the rooms at night. During her life, as the story goes, she suffered from a major toothache that was cured by a medical in the castle. As a thank you, she returns to check on visitors.
- The White Lady: Daughter of a former owner, this child-like spirit haunts the hallways at night. When alive, she fell in love with a commoner who happened to work in the castle. While the lovers were able to keep their affair secret for a while, the girl’s father eventually discovered them. In a rage, he ordered his daughter to be imprisoned in a room in the castle. During the early twentieth century, workers were pulling down walls for a renovation and came across a small skeleton clothed in a white gown.
- The Earl of Bothwell: James Hepburn died after years of imprisonment in the cellars of the Dragsholm Castle. His ghost is said to haunt the cobbled courtyard with the sounds of carriage and horses.
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