Dragsholm Castle has been around in Denmark since the 12th century. It was built by the Bishop of Roskilde and is now currently under the ownership of the Bottger family who acquired it in 1939. Guests will certainly admire the interiors of this castle-hotel and a lot of vacations, business conferences and parties are held here. However, like all old castles, Dragsholm has it’s own share of supernatural entities. There are three of them in fact.
The Gray Lady, while not often spotted, is speculated to be the ghost of a maiden who once worked at the castle. She was said to have suffered from a terribly painful toothache. Although she was eventually cured of it, she returns to the castle as a way of giving back and making sure that all the residents are doing well.
On the other hand, the White Lady was not as happy with her life. She is suspected to be the daughter of one of the castle’s former owners. Unfortunately, she fell in love with a common man who worked in the castle. They kept their love a secret but it was eventually discovered. In the father’s rage, he ordered the servants to imprison the poor girl within one of the walls. This White Lady is reported to haunt the corridors. Perhaps what is the most chilling of this information is the fact that during one of the castle’s renovations, workers who had been tearing up the walls did find the skeleton of a young girl in a white dress.
The last ghost is that of the Earl of Bothwell. He was imprisoned in Dragholm Castle and eventually met his end there, too. The Earl has been spotted riding his carriage and many others have also reported hearing hoof beats on the cobbled yard.
These three spirits are certainly one of the more interesting features of Dragsholm Slot. While they are sometimes the reason for the arrival of some guests, others shouldn’t be daunted by them. The Dragsholm Slot is a beautiful and magnificent place. The Dragsholm Restaurant prides itself in serving gourmet food and using only the freshest ingredients from premium and local produce.
It is also home to Denmark’s oldest wine cellar whose origins can be traced back to the 13th Century. Guests can even have their snacks in the cellar after a long and tiring day of exploration.
The rooms are very elegant and contain characteristics unique to each. Each has an unbridled view of the beautiful Denmark surroundings. All rooms are newly renovated with separate bathrooms (with a shower or spa) and telephone and Internet connection. There is no way that guests would find themselves out of place and out of touch with the rest of the world. At the same time, they can experience the “peaceful” nature of Dragsholm Slot. This is one haunted castle that still mixes old world refinement with modern day elegance.