Dracula sites to visit from Bucharest
Undoubtedly the most popular site linked with this fictional story is the former medieval stronghold, Bran Castle, which is recognised across the world as Dracula’s Castle for fitting the site this book described as being ‘on the very edge of a terrific precipice” in Transylvania. A three-hour journey from Bucharest, Bran Castle can be factored into your time in the Romanian capital by hiring a car, taking a train or booking a tour for a day trip to the site. The Castle lies amid dramatic landscape on a clifftop in the Transylvanian Alps.
Full-day Dracula tours from Bucharest will often also take in other historic sites such as Peles Castle and the city of Brasov. Another site within easy reach of Bucharest, at around an hour’s drive, Snagov Monastery is a popular site for tourists seeking out sites linked to Bram Stoker’s famous character as the alleged burial site of Vlad the Impaler who built a prison, the ruins of which can still be seen today, on the island owing to its isolation.