Bran and Bran Castle

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July 24th 2015
Published: May 22nd 2016
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Lovely homey little Pension.
Staying such a relaxing place we were in no hurry to set off to Bran, only just over a 2 hour drive to our next stop just outside of Bran, where the history Castle of Dracula's although there never was a Dracula and Stoker Bran never actually saw the castle. It is however a well preserved Castle and a national landmark of Romania. It is one of the most beautiful castles that I have visited in Europe, the tour is self guilded which allows you to take your time to visit all of the gounds without being rushed. You must make an appointment time to enter, then you are on your own.

We stayed at a lovely family pension, with our own suite but shared the kitchen and dining room with the other guest, because it was not right in the town it was much larger and quieter.

Bran it's self is a bustling tourist area, full of typical tourist stores, stops and resturants. Happy we stayed a little out side. The area is also full of hiking trails in the foothills of southen Carpathians mountains. Close by Bran is another not so well known castle, well not really
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Looking up at the Castle from the gardens
a castle it is Rasnov Fortified Fortress, so we set off for a day there. The fortress is located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian mountains, another self guilded tour, with a small museum inside the walls, the inner rooms are maze like and you could spend hours there. Rasnov has recently been restored to it's former glory, well worth spending a day.

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Eurome having a rest from our hike in the mountains near Bran

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