Count Dracula’s Transylvanian castle has been put on the market by its Romanian archduke owner – with a reported asking price of at least £47million, says The Daily Mail.
Hilltop fortress Bran Castle is the eastern European country’s biggest tourist attraction and attracts 560,000 visitors annually.
Previous owners of the castle, which dates back to 1211, range from Saxons to Hungarians and Teutonic knights.
Bloodsucking vampire Count Dracula may be fictional but he is said to have been based on the sadistic Vlad the Impaler, prince of Wallachia in the 15th century.
Bram Stoker is believed to have based his description of Dracula’s castle as ‘. . . on the very edge of a terrific precipice . . . with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm [with] silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests’ on that of Bran.
Hit the link for more.
AROUND THE WEB
this week in horror
This Week in Horror - October 9, 2017 - Cynthia, Halloween, As...
Bill Moseley and Sid Haig reunite for a new project, we’ve got an update on the new Halloween movie, and Bruce Campbell is making us very excited about Ash Vs Evil Dead season three!
More in Movies
It was 35 years ago today (October 22, 1982) that Halloween III: Season of...
I may catch hell for this, but Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers...
That creepy little girl with the mask just became so much creepier. FOX’s “The...
I love Stephen Hopkins’ 1990 Predator 2. It was so cool seeing them flip the...