Honestly, it took me the longest to complete this post as I got seriously scared while writing it. 😛
Vogue has shared 5 most beautiful and haunted castles celebrate Halloween this year. Enjoy the pictures and lemme know which one you like most or think is most haunting.
#1. Amberley Castle in England:
Situated in a four hectare park in the West Sussex , this medieval castle was formerly inhabited by members of the clan Tudor for over 900 years. It resists the ravages of time with its crenellated towers, twenty feet high walls and a drawbridge . Even today, the impressive portcullis is lowered every evening in a religious silence. And, legend has it that a loving servant of a bishop threw herself from the battlements 700 years ago and would regularly haunt the premises, including the room called Herstmonceux on top of the spiral staircase
#2. Ashford Castle in Ireland:
Oscar Wilde found this Irish Castle with Victorian heritage situated on 26,000 hectares of greenery, as his second home. Now converted into a hotel, Castle Ashford is the perfect place for children to celebrate Halloween. Because this very castle was turned into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; where its residents can plunge into the enchanting atmosphere of the place where JK Rowling‘s famous fiction was shot, walk in “Forbidden Forest” park, take tours to secret rooms which were used as the dungeons of the castle during the film’s shooting.
#3. The Château de Bagnols in France:
Situated at the heart of the Beaujolais region and surrounded by vineyards & forests, the 13th century castle is an architectural beauty of marvel frescoes, antique moldings, medieval tapestries and underground crypts. Inhabited by generations of rulers, the dream castle of Bagnols was decorated during its period with large crackling fireplaces, opulent boudoirs and canopy beds.
#4. The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles:
Because the Chateau Marmont is located at the center of L.A., the legendary hotel is always filled with stars of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The castle-like Gothic mansion was built in 1920, where the walls are haunted by gruesome and crazy stories. Among them, we recall the photographer Helmut Newton who died in 2004 after hitting a wall of the aisle; or John Belushi in Blues Brothers who died in 1982 of a drug overdose in Bungalow number 3; and yet, Jim Morrison with two fingers falling out of a window while trying to go through the roof.
#5. Witchery by the Castle in Scotland:
One can easily think of Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola, seeing the Witchery by the Castle located at the heart of Edinburgh. It is now turned into a hotel richly decorated with impressive murals, gilding and bright red velvet. Please note, the castle owes its name to the sovereign Jacques the First, who organized a witch hunt on the heights of Castle Hill during the late seventeenth century.
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