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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

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Address: Str. General Traian Mosoiu, nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
Phone Number: +40268237700
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Description: Dear Visitors to Bran Castle,On June 1, 2009, we celebrated the return of...
Dear Visitors to Bran Castle,On June 1, 2009, we celebrated the return of the heirs of Princess Ileana with Bran Castle’s rebirth as the first private museum and premiere tourist destination of Romania.June 1st Is the International Day of Children and Bran Castle’s day of revival.Fittingly, we have chosen to celebrate the day with special events for children, so that we may all remain fresh and young at heart.During the past year we have completed refurbishing the Castle, recapturing the spirit of Queen Marie’s favorite retreat and the loved home of her descendents. We have installed easy to read informational plaques and a media room for our visitors. We are currently restoring the park, as well as renovating all the facilities. We are also preparing additional cultural events and entertainment for our visitors.Following the Castle’s change of ownership, director Narcis Ion remained with the Ministry of Culture, but has continued to be our valued advisor. We have welcomed a new group of managing directors: Lia Doru Trandafir, Corin Trandafir, and Alexandru Priscu.We are happy to receive every guest that comes to visit us.Welcome to our castle, our home.Sincerely,Dominic HabsburgMaria-Magdalena HolzhausenElisabeth Sandhofer
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Small but nice castle. At our visit is was very crowded. In fact it hast nothing to do with Dracula, but this doesn't matter :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Although much of the castle is restricted to tourists, you still get an eerily personal feeling of what it would have been like to live there. Perfectly positioned, it's no wonder it has lasted so long, and was a vestibule for trade for so long. Bran Castle is a must-see when it comes to a Romanian experience.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Commercial, conveyor-belt tourism at its worst. A tacky souvenir-laden village lines the walk up to the castle. Think Blackpool promenade or Edinburgh's Princes Street and you get the idea. Once inside, you walk in a never-ending single file of humanity from room to room. We had had enough after not very long and aborted the mission in favour of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Small but nice castle. At our visit is was very crowded. In fact it hast nothing to do with Dracula, but this doesn't matter :)

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The castle looks very nice on the outside like on the inside. Do not aspect to find anything but some posters telling you the story behind the legend of Dracula. If in the area, look for" Casa cu Amintiri" (the house with memories) or even book a night over there.

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Rugby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle last week. An amazing place- very well kept and organised. We were there at around midday on a Sunday - it was quite busy but as we left the queue to get in was very long! So I would suggest people arrive earlier in the day. Lots of places to eat around the castle- a lovely... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The castle was beautiful but very crowded (visited on a Wednesday in August). English language audio guides were advertised but the booth that was supposed to provide the guides was closed. Due to the crowds, it was difficult to read all of the signs in English and at least one room had a sign with no English translation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful castle surrounded by Mountains. You will love the place if you wanna hear more about Dracula, Romanian culture and traditions. You are paying around 30 ron which is the equivalent of 7 euros entrance fee. I find it a fair price for the overall experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One the supposed "Dracula" Castle: little and clinging on the rock. If you're visiting Transilvania, you can't avoid to stop there. Sometimes long queue and hope not having in front of you large group with guided tour! Really nice castle with authentic old time furniture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This castle is located on a hill surrounded by many tress and shrubs. Walking up to this castle took us about 20 minutes on a steep walkway. Among the exhibits in this castle are portraits of Dracula and his outfits. The concrete, spiral stairs add mysteries and suspense to this castle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not helped by visiting at the end of August so it was exceptionally busy and full of very rude visitors. Lots of pushing and waiting with little thanks from fellow tourists. Despite being what must be one of the busiest Saturday's in the year to visit there was only one person selling tickets and one stood next to the window... More 

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