Set high upon a rock in the heart of Transylvania, a region of central Romania, known for its rugged peaks, dense forests, and medieval towns, the 14th-century fortress is a striking, and chilling sight, that simultaneously evokes a sense of curiosity, fear, and dread!
Known as Dracula's Castle as it matches the description of the Count's looming stone fortress described in Irish writer Abraham's Stoker's 1897 classic novel. It was actually built by the Transylvanian Saxons as a stronghold to prevent the advancement of the Ottoman armies, though, in spite of this, it remains a uniquely chilling place that permeates with a palpable sense of foreboding!
Beginning and ending in the magnificent city of Bucharest, this 8-day cultural tour will take you through 15 of Romania's most fascinating destinations, including Transylvania where you will explore the historic city of Brașov, picturesque villages, and of course, Bran Castle!
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Late spring and early autumn are great times to visit Transylvania as the weather is mild and prices lower than during the summer months.
If you're traveling from the UK there are regular flights available to Bucharest from a number of major cities. From Bucharest, you can take a train to Brasov which takes around 3.5 hours, and then take the short taxi or bus ride to Bran.
The area surrounding Bran is rich in history and natural beauty and boasts a plethora of interesting sights including, the Citadel of Sighisoara, Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle, and the city of Brasov home to a wealth of fascinating landmarks.