Paranormal Getaway: Ghost Tour and Stay for Two at Dragsholm Castle

Paranormal Getaway: Ghost Tour and Stay for Two at Dragsholm Castle

Hørve, Denmark

£1,183

“Dragsholm Castle is not only one of the oldest castles in Denmark, it is also home to many of the longest-staying guests” Smarter Travel

Why we love it

Dragsholm Slot is an elegant Danish countryside hotel just a short journey from Copenhagen, but it is also known for being the most haunted castle in Europe. Dragsholm is reportedly home to around 100 ghosts including The Earl of Bothwell, the infamous husband of Mary Queen of Scots who died imprisoned in the castle's basement - chained to a post.

What's Included?

  • Survive a two nights stay for two in the most haunted castle in Europe
  • Face your fears with a private ghost tour of the castle, highlighting the famous previous occupants
  • Enjoy gourmet dinner both nights at Dragsholm's acclaimed culinary destination, The Castle Kitchen
  • Celebrate each sunrise right with a castle breakfast

Description

Dragsholm is allegedly home to 100 ghosts, including The Earl of Bothwell, and a young female spectre now named The White Lady. Built in the 12th century, the castle functioned as both a prison and a battle fortification, and some experts consider it the most haunted castle in the world.

The most terrifying of the castle's many ghost stories involves sightings of the White Lady. Before she wandered the castle halls as an apparition, the White Lady was a young woman in love with one of the castle laborers. As a member of nobility, her father condemned the relationship but he could not end it. Eventually, the father grew so angry about the ongoing affair that he had castle servants encase his daughter one of the castle walls. In 1930, while renovating the building workers found a skeleton with a white dress imprisoned in the wall. The White Lady remains in her final resting spot to this day. During your stay at Dragsholm you will experience a privately led tour of the castle and grounds, highlighting the building's often-sighted previous occupants.

Not only is Dragsholm a prime location for ghost sightings, it is also now a luxury hotel with an acclaimed gourmet kitchen. Bon Appetit magazine describes the venue as, "a starkly beautiful 13th-century castle, where the food is as dramatic as the setting." The Gourmet Menu at The Castle Kitchen is itself a reason to visit. Chef Claus Henriksen's dishes are creative and whimsical, sourcing most of the ingredients for his celebrated tasting menus from the orchards, gardens, fields, rivers, and sea surrounding the castle. After dinner you will alight the ancient staircase to a room worthy of the nobility who once resided there.

The Castle Kitchen's Seasonably Changing Menu

  • Watercress and crayfish with radish and smoked lard
  • Snipe with beetroot and elderberry
  • Leeks with glazed veal from Dalsbakkegaard, Troldhede ask and bread from spelt
  • Egg yolk potatoes with lovage and preserved onions
  • White chocolate mousse with sea buckthorn and tea

Description

Dragsholm is allegedly home to 100 ghosts, including The Earl of Bothwell, and a young female spectre now named The White Lady. Built in the 12th century, the castle functioned as both a prison and a battle fortification, and some experts consider it the most haunted castle in the world.

The most terrifying of the castle's many ghost stories involves sightings of the White Lady. Before she wandered the castle halls as an apparition, the White Lady was a young woman in love with one of the castle laborers. As a member of nobility, her father condemned the relationship but he could not end it. Eventually, the father grew so angry about the ongoing affair that he had castle servants encase his daughter one of the castle walls. In 1930, while renovating the building workers found a skeleton with a white dress imprisoned in the wall. The White Lady remains in her final resting spot to this day. During your stay at Dragsholm you will experience a privately led tour of the castle and grounds, highlighting the building's often-sighted previous occupants.

Not only is Dragsholm a prime location for ghost sightings, it is also now a luxury hotel with an acclaimed gourmet kitchen. Bon Appetit magazine describes the venue as, "a starkly beautiful 13th-century castle, where the food is as dramatic as the setting." The Gourmet Menu at The Castle Kitchen is itself a reason to visit. Chef Claus Henriksen's dishes are creative and whimsical, sourcing most of the ingredients for his celebrated tasting menus from the orchards, gardens, fields, rivers, and sea surrounding the castle. After dinner you will alight the ancient staircase to a room worthy of the nobility who once resided there.

The Castle Kitchen's Seasonably Changing Menu

  • Watercress and crayfish with radish and smoked lard
  • Snipe with beetroot and elderberry
  • Leeks with glazed veal from Dalsbakkegaard, Troldhede ask and bread from spelt
  • Egg yolk potatoes with lovage and preserved onions
  • White chocolate mousse with sea buckthorn and tea

We also recommend

  • Spend some time in Copenhagen, shopping the famous Strøget Street
  • Brush up on your Danish history and culture at Copenhagen’s Nationalmuseet
  • Climb to the top of the historical Rundetaarn observatory

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

This gift includes a two-night stay for two people in a double room at Dragsholm Castle, a five-course gourmet dinner both nights, a full castle breakfast each morning and a privately led one hour ghost tour of the castle.

The Castle Kitchen dining room menu changes daily. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

The Castle Kitchen gourmet restaurant is open from 6pm to 10pm on the following days: 4 Jan to 23 March: Fri to Sat, 24 March to 1 June: Thu to Sat, 2 June to 1 July: Wed to Sat, 2 July to 8 Sept: Tue to Sat, 9 Sept to 20 Oct: Thu to Sat, 21 Oct to 31 Dec: Fri to Sat

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Spend some time in Copenhagen, shopping the famous Strøget Street
  • Brush up on your Danish history and culture at Copenhagen’s Nationalmuseet
  • Climb to the top of the historical Rundetaarn observatory

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

This gift includes a two-night stay for two people in a double room at Dragsholm Castle, a five-course gourmet dinner both nights, a full castle breakfast each morning and a privately led one hour ghost tour of the castle.

The Castle Kitchen dining room menu changes daily. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

The Castle Kitchen gourmet restaurant is open from 6pm to 10pm on the following days: 4 Jan to 23 March: Fri to Sat, 24 March to 1 June: Thu to Sat, 2 June to 1 July: Wed to Sat, 2 July to 8 Sept: Tue to Sat, 9 Sept to 20 Oct: Thu to Sat, 21 Oct to 31 Dec: Fri to Sat

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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Location

Dragsholm Allé, 4534 Hørve, Denmark

Dragsholm Castle Dragsholm Allé, 4534 Hørve, Denmark

Paranormal Getaway: Ghost Tour and Stay for Two at Dragsholm Castle

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