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Fri, May-16-2014 03:44:18

Dracula's castle is for sale


The fortress known widely as Dracula's castle is for sale. The forbiddingly picturesque Bran Castle, in Transylvania, is everything you'd expect of Romania's most popular tourist destination, a Middle Ages fortress associated with Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and therefore vampires (strigoi to locals). Turrets needle the sky, dark corridors tangle the senses, jagged stone underpinnings convey brutal impassivity. The castle dates back more than 500 years, so it's seen its share of medieval behavior -- presumably bloody and otherwise. Estimates hover in the $80 million to $135 million-plus range. Please, no payments in silver.