Woman found dead at 'Dracula's castle' in Aberdeenshire
Slain's Castle near Cruden Bay reportedly inspired Dracula author Bram Stoker.
A woman has been found dead at a clifftop fortification which allegedly inspired Dracula's castle
Police were called to Slain's Castle, near Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, at 9.15am on Sunday.
The death of the 54-year-old, whose body was found within the castle grounds, is being treated as unexplained.
A spokesman said: "We were called at about 9.15am on Sunday and a woman in her 50s was found dead at the scene. Her death is being treated as unexplained."
Slain's Castle - often referred to as New Slain's Castle to distinguish it from an older ruin nearby - is believed to have inspired Bram Stoker's 1897 novel.
Another contender is Bran Castle, a medieval fortress in Romania with links to Vlad the Impaler, who is thought to have been the basis for Dracula.