Dracula's Castle 02:21

A bloodthirsty prince inspires one of the most notorious villains in literature.

About the Show

Behind the gates of the world's most impressive castles, manor houses and mansions are secrets waiting to be revealed.

About Mysteries at the Castle

Season 1, Episode 1

Real Frankenstein, Mummy Curse, Wallstreet Witch

On a rocky outcrop in central Germany stands the forbidding ruin of a monstrous castle where a scientist conducted a series of sinister experiments that inspired a literary masterpiece. Hidden within one of England's most famous country manors is the story of long buried Egyptian treasure and the deadly curse unlocked by its discovery. And half a mile from the coast of France is the tiny island of Sainte-Marguerite, home to the forbidding Fort Royal, where a mysterious masked prisoner was locked up for decades, his identity hidden from the world.

Thursday
Aug 3
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 10

The Real Beauty and the Beast, Birdman of Scotland, Master of Disguise

A magnificent French chateau plays host to one of the most beloved and well-known romances ever told; a windswept Scottish castle is the setting for a madcap scientist's daring experiment; and a desperate manhunt leads to a close encounter at a grandiose Southern mansion.

Thursday
Aug 3
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 7

Prince's Plight, Mad King Ludwig, Falling for Love

Castles tell tales of an exiled prince, a murdered monarch, and a doomed lover.

Thursday
Aug 3
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 4

Green Lady, Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood

A haunting tale of jealousy and murder plays out in an enchanting French castle; a brazen act of treachery leads to bloody revenge at an ominous Italian fort; and an English castle provides the inspiration for one of the most legendary heroes of all time.

Thursday
Aug 10
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

Henry 8th, Bannerman's Castle Curse, Mechanical Turk Hoax

A commanding English palace is the setting for a royal tale of uncontrollable lust and limitless power; an ornate New York arsenal falls victim to a menacing curse; and a stunningly advanced machine makes its debut at a breathtaking Austrian palace.

Thursday
Aug 10
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 3

Good King Wenceslas, Prison Painter, Butler's Secret

A beloved king betrayed by brother, a doomed painter, and a secretive butler.

Thursday
Aug 10
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 8

Book thief, Bigamist Duchess, Patent-ly absurd

Located in the Alsace region of France, Hohenburg Abbey provides a breathtaking setting for a mystifying robbery that leads to a stunning discovery. From the imposing Thoresby Hall in central England comes a salacious tale of bigamy that shocked the aristocracy and brought down a duchess. The opulent Seelye Mansion in Kansas was home to a huckster who captivated the nation with a seemingly-miraculous potion.

Thursday
Aug 17
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 5

Betrayal of William Wallace, Casanova's Greatest Love, Astronomical Whodunnit

Grand castles tell tales of William Wallace, Casanova, and a cosmic crime.

Thursday
Aug 17
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 6

Queen Victoria Assassination Attempt, Lucky Lindy, Affair of the Poisons

Castles tell stories of Queen Victoria, Charles Lindbergh, and a poisonous plot.

Thursday
Aug 17
11am | 10c