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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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Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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I knew briefly the story of Brans castle but still wanted to go. A must see for any horror fan even though they don't big up the vampire thing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I knew briefly the story of Brans castle but still wanted to go. A must see for any horror fan even though they don't big up the vampire thing.

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved looking round this building. Such an interesting design, really liked the secret passage and unique rooms and features. Enjoyed finding out some of the history.

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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Since we had a free day in Brasov, we decided to take a short trip to see the famous "Dracula's Castle". In fact, I didn't care at all about Dracula's story and I found the stories about romanian kings and queens more fascinating. Some areas look too modern, and I was expecting a better quality souvenirs store. Great for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle is located about a 40 minute drive from Brasov. It is surprisingly small once you're inside (looks huge where it sits on the hill). Restoration work is a little unusual as they rebuilt some areas using fairly modern materials (different from how restoration work is done in North America). Rooms are sparsely decorated, most personal effects are gone. The... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. Don't go there expecting to see crypts and vampires, but its worth a visit neveretheless. A medieval fort perched on a hill, it has all the atmosphere of a gothic tale. The tour is well thought out, the rooms are well maintained and the fortress is characteristically forbidding and sinister. There is a lot of village shopping... More 

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Wirral, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The obvious attraction of Bran castle is it's association with Dracula, who of course was a fictional character based on Vlad Tepes. It's true that Vlad only stayed here for a few nights. As you enter the grounds to walk up the hill to the castle, you are treated to a small market with lots of gifts and traditional trinkets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely building surrounded by an excellent market for clothes, embroidery and souvenirs. They also sell the special masks worn at the Christmas ancient ritual. The castle needs visiting more than once to take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our trip to Romania based on the day tour to Dracula's castle - and wasn't disappointed!!! Very much like a the movies and quite eerie!!! The story of Vlad and the castle's former occupants is very interesting and one can see where Bram got his ideas from!!!

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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Peles Castle en-route here from Bucharest. It's a long drive, almost 3 hours to Bran Castle and the only factor making this long day worth it was Peles Castle, not Bran. It's such a shame that the surrounding town hides the castle, so you can't get any decent photos. It's 30 Lei, 10 more than Peles, with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great piece of history! It's a must to visit it. At least once in a life time! It' really interesting and exciting!

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