Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high
rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as
to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula.  

Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research
and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground
of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of
Vlad Tepes
, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula
is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a
strong attraction for all fans of the Count. »»»

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