Can I visit Dracula’s castle?

Yep. Let’s get this one out of the way first. The Transylvania region, in the centre of the country, was home to Vlad Dracula otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler (a name that gives a better clue to the blood thirsty nature of this historical villain) on whom 19th century novelist Bram Stoker’s fictional character Count Dracula is based.

Yes you can visit the impaler’s real home, which is Poienari Cidadel in Wallachia but it is now a ruin and difficult to get to by public transport. You could visit Bran Castle, near Brașov, which looks the part.

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