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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

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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...more
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Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
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Reviewed yesterday

The possible location of Vlad Tepes castle is set in a pleasant Transylvanian village with little souvenir shops, curiously gorgeous hotels and nice vibe bars. The castle is nothing special on the inside, but it does hang on to the Gothic vibe you would expect....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LuisSilveiro
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's an interesting visit and worth it... to dive into the past and learn more about ! However, Dracula didn't live there. There are lots of stories related to him... mostly myths not any is confirmed. And don't forget to pass by the souvenirs shop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samar S
Reviewed 2 days ago

December was a great time to visit the castle. It wasn't too crowded. The audio is worth buying (especially since it's only 10 Lei -- less than $2). There was an exhibition about torture when I was there that shows you original instruments of torture...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trampingauntie
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting Bran Castle was an item on my bucket-list and I was not disappointed. It is a beautiful castle with a huge amount if history, and I appreciated the fact that the owners had not overdone the Dracula link. The price is very reasonable, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Britney_17
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to go early to avoid the busiest times but it was packed from the moment it opened. This place (and town) gets a lot of tour buses pass through so it's only natural they should want to visit the castle. I pad for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always loved this place and cherished it. It's so simple, cosy and full of history. The park is neat, a new tea house have a opened and it is nice to use it if the line up on the hill is too long or...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Aburel
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Stately homes and Historical sights, then Bran Castle may appeal to you on a historical perspective. However if you are going solely because you love Bram Stoker's Dracula then do not go with expectations of being able to immerse yourself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Fefe_alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I didn't get why it is so famous as it is not really a castle but a big house. Only outside brick walls remind a castle but inside it is light and cheerful just with couple black decorating. We also were in the basement...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julialux347
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since I was a teenager, the book of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and its countless adaptations as movies and other forms of art have driven my imagination so wild and intense. One of the top three activities in my bucket list for Romania was the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank theariesguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot understand why is so famous. Even the place for Dracula was only a small room. I believe that it doesnt worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Alexis P
November 4, 2018|
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Response from CalBristol | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alexis; No, you can't stay at Bran Castle as it is a private residence and still owned by the royal family! There are several hotels in the village of Bran probably with views of the castle though. Yes - there is a secret... More
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There are ways to get their with transfers in Brasov. I would consider looking into organized tours. I found mine very enjoyable and very informative. By doing a tour, we were able to do Bran, Peles and Rasov in one day and... More
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angela18
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Definitely go by yourself if you have your own car. You’re more independent. Enjoy it there!!
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