Dracula’s castle to open up to overnight guests on Hallowe’en



It is often dubbed Dracula’s Castle and lies on a remote hilltop in Transylvania in the Romanian countryside.
Now Castelul Bran, which once housed the bloodthirsty prince who inspired Bram Stoker’s famous vampire tale, is to open its doors to overnight guests - on Hallowe’en.
The castle in the Carpathian mountains – which is one of Romania’s top tourist attractions with more than 630,000 visitors a year – previously hosted Vlad Tepes, a real-life prince with a cruel habit of using stakes to impale his victims’s heads, almost 600 years ago. Tepes is believed to have inspired the Dracula... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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