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 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
Season 2, Episode 1

Dracula, Queen and the Mistress, King Arthur

A foreboding Transylvanian castle provides the chilling inspiration for an infamous literary villain; a stunning French chateau incites a bitter rivalry between two powerful women; and a mythical monarch steps-into the real world at a breathtaking English Abbey.

Thursday
Jan 4
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 1

The Diamond Necklace Affair, Topless Duel, Abseiling Escape

An elaborate con, a topless duel, and a bold escape-play-out at stunning castles.

Thursday
Jan 25
9am | 8c
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
Jan 25
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

Faust, Pirate Queen, First Versailles

An infamous pact with the Devil plays-out at an ominous castle in the Netherlands; a strategic Irish stronghold is at the center of a Pirate Queen's battle for supremacy; and the construction of a stunning French chateau wreaks disaster for its ambitious creator.

Thursday
Apr 19
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Royal Baccarat Scandal, Soleste and Moroello, Franz Ferdinand

An illegal card game at a stately British manor leads to a scandal that threatens a prince; a stunning Italian fortress provides the setting for a haunting tale of ill-fated love; and the shocking murder of an Austrian castle's owner sparks one of the biggest global disasters of all time.

Thursday
Apr 19
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Irish Art Heist, Dickens Affair, Prince of Porcelain

An Irish manor is ransacked in one of the largest art heists the world has ever seen; a stunning French chateau plays host to the illicit affair of a literary superstar; and a hill-top German castle is central to a tale of fraud, blackmail and a groundbreaking discovery.

Thursday
Apr 19
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 13

Jack The Giant Killer, Last Emperor of Mexico, Saving Britain's Art

Castles tell of a terrible giant, an unlikely ruler, and a wartime innovation.

Thursday
Apr 26
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Brothers Grimm, Savior of Fort Jefferson, Missing Head of State

Epic castles tell of a deadly plague, the Brothers Grimm, and a long-lost head.

Thursday
Apr 26
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 9

Deadliest Chess Game, Gustav III Assassination, Shot in the Heart

A vicious earl plays chess with the devil at a Scottish fortress, a Swedish pavilion sits at the center of a brazen royal assassination plot, and a tragic duel reveals true love at a Mississippi mansion.

Thursday
Apr 26
11am | 10c