Ancient and haunted, Dragsholm Castle dates to the twelfth century, and is home to three ghosts, who unlike visitors, never leave the premises.
The most famous ghost is the Scottish Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary Queen of Scots. Through a series of misadventures he found himself imprisoned here, went mad, and died in captivity. His ghost has been seen riding a carriage, hopefully to freedom. The spectral Gray Lady is thought to be a former servant grateful for having been cured of a toothache, returning to make sure the castle’s inhabitants are comfortable.
On a darker note, there is the more tragic White Lady, the shade of a noble girl walled up alive by her father upon discovery of an illicit affair. Frighteningly, in the early 20th century, a girl’s skeleton was found in a wall.
Dragsholm Castle welcomes visitors today as a hotel, so you can book a room and maybe, between the beautiful surroundings, great food, and fun activities offered, you’ll also meet a ghost.