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Bran Castle

Bran Castle

Bran Castle

Bran Castle is famously known as “Dracula’s Castle”. When Bram Stoker wrote the novel Dracula, he never actually named the castle, but it was based upon a description he had heard of Bran Castle at that time (Bram Stoker himself never visited Romania).  The real life inspiration for Dracula was a Walachian ruler named Vlad Tepes (who’s birthplace we visit later on our trip); however, Vlad Tepes did not live at Bran Castle at all. Even so, the atmosphere of Dracula is here, a magnificent, brooding castle with narrow passageways, secluded courtyards, and gabled turrets.

We were expecting a lot of cheesy touristy Dracula merchandise in Bran but to our disappointment it was lacking; we couldn’t even locate a postcard with him on it. (Potential lost business opportunity there).

Stacey

Stacey

I love travelling and try to go 'off the beaten track' as much as possible. I've travelled through out 50+ countries and cannot wait to reach my next target of visiting a total of 100 countries around the world.

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