Windsor Castle

WINDSOR CASTLE
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The story of Windsor Castle.

It’s quite well-known that London is one of the most haunted cities in the entire world. This is probably because the beautiful architecture of the Brits has been around for centuries and so has seen much history and many people passing through the walls. And in many cases, this can be taken quite literally! Windsor Castle is one of the most haunted places in all of London, second only to perhaps the London Tower. There have been many sightings of different ghosts and spirits as well just that eerie feeling that one gets when they know that they’re not alone has been experienced by many staff and visitors. This is one reason why Windsor Castle is such a huge tourist attraction, along with the fact that it has housed royalty for hundreds of years! Windsor Castle has guided tours that can take you through some of the most favored haunts by some of the Castle’s former residents and guests!

Elizabeth I is one former resident that is not ready to leave what was once her home. She has been seen by many members of the royal family throughout the years and the current royal family has also seen her wandering through the library and escaping to another room within. It is also said to be her footsteps that you can here tapping down the hall as she seems to still be a fan of high heels and the floors are bare.

George III was one resident who had a very sad story within Windsor Castle. At the end of his reign, he went insane and was forced to confinement in one room within the massive structure. Many people have said that they can see his sad face looking out the window to the freedom he once knew in the very room that he had been kept in. It seems that even in death, he could not escape his terrible fate.

King Henry VIII is thought to be the reason for one set of footsteps that can be heard throughout the hallways. It’s thought to be him because of his distinctive, sad groan. King Charles I likes to hang around in the Royal Library, just as Elizabeth I does and he’ll sometimes also find his way over to the Canon’s house. King Charles I was killed by beheading but witnesses that have seen him say that he’s identical to the many portraits of him and that his body appears to be whole and intact.

There are two other stories of hauntings that are very interesting about the Castle. The first is that one evening in 1873 a guest came to visit someone within the Castle and was struck by the beauty of the new statue that had been erected by St. George’s Chapel. The statue consisted of four figures in all and while three of the statues were standing, one is a crouched position. There was one central standing figure and it was this figure that appeared to be fighting with a sword. When the visitor arrived at the front gates of the castle and was allowed in, he commented how beautiful the new statue by the chapel was. The sentry whom he had told this to was unaware of any new statues on the property but when they returned to investigate, the ‘statue’ had disappeared!

The other very interesting story is how one certain ghost came to be at Windsor Castle. This is the ghost of Herne the Hunter, who was the huntsman for King Richard II. One terrible day, King Richard II and Herne the Hunter were almost killed by a stag that felt threatened. Herne fought the stag and saved them both although he was injured in the process. He had suffered a terrible cut on his arm that had required witchcraft to heal. This placed him in very high status with King Richard and Herne’s friends and others who were trying to get close to the King resented Herne for it. They devised a plan to frame him for stealing and it was very successful! Herne after the accusations and being found guilty, went insane with shame, guilt, and sadness that he hung himself on one of the trees on the property. It is said that when he is seen wandering the yard near the tree where he killed himself, he is looking for lost souls.


Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

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