Haunted Castles

Castles, Legends, Ghosts & Hauntings
When you read about the torture and punishments which were meted out in castles over the centuries, it is not surprising that many of them are haunted. If you have ever been to a medieval castle reputed to be haunted, you will know what we mean. These castles have an atmosphere all their own, something you can sense, intangible but very real. We have visited many haunted castles and have definitely sensed these places as being apart from the rest.

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In the section below, we take a close look at some of the stories and legends that abound about haunted castles - castles in England, castles in Ireland, castles in Scotland and of course castles in Wales. In time we will cover haunted castles in other countries too. The information we have provided in our haunted castles section we hope will give our readers a feel for what life must have been like for medieval people and what tragedies some of them endured.

Castles in the United Kingdom believed to be haunted:

Most haunted medieval castles were the scene of many a night of medieval entertainment. Sometimes it consisted of music and dance but there was undoubtedly the occasional game of cards as well. Certainly in England and Europe, playing cards can be traced back to the late 14th century and although the rules for poker for example had not yet been invented, cards were nevertheless quite a popular medieval past time.