You Can Now Own Dracula’s Castle

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Source: Country Living

Source: Country Living

The house of your dreams is on the market, if you are a fan of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, that is.

For real, you can buy Count Dracula’s castle. All you need is $66 million and you’re all squared away!

The castle is Bran Castle in Transylvania, which was built in 1226 and was the inspiration for Dracula’s residence. It sits atop a fine hill and boasts 57 bedrooms. Originally built as a military fortress, the castle was later occupied by Prince Vlad Dracul (Vlad the Impaler) who is also said to have inspired the book’s title character.

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Source: Bran-castle.com

Source: Bran-castle.com / The Round Tower and Inner Courtyard

Currently, the castle is one of Romania’s top tourist destinations, bringing in 560,000 people a year. The castle mainly functions as a museum, but its owners, decedents of the Romanian royal family, are getting old and hope to find younger people to sell it to in hopes they can keep it going as a popular travel site.

Source: Bran-castle.com / The Kitchen

Source: Bran-castle.com / The Kitchen

The fixer-upper is listed at $66 million, but the Financial Times reports that it could go for much lower than that – around $13 million. According to the Daily Mailthe castle actually went up for sale in 2014 and the family offered it to the Romanian government, but they turned it down.

Source: Bran-castle.com / The Dungeon

Source: Bran-castle.com / The Dungeon

Lawyer Mark Meyer who is handling the sale said, “If someone comes in with a reasonable offer, we will look at who they are, what they are proposing, and will seriously entertain the idea.”

Source: Bran-castle.com / King Ferdinand's Dining Room

Source: Bran-castle.com / King Ferdinand’s Dining Room

You hear that? It could be yours! However, if you don’t have somewhere between $13 and $66 million, you can still travel to Romania for a tour, or take a virtual tour here.

Source: Bran-castle.com / Top View

Source: Bran-castle.com / Top View

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