31 Oct '16, 10am

Bran Castle Stay: Fright Night With Dracula: Armed with courage and hopefully garlic, two horror fans become

Bran Castle Stay: Fright Night With Dracula: Armed with courage and hopefully garlic, two horror fans become

This Halloween, an Ottawa couple are the first people to stay overnight at Dracula’s castle in more than 70 years. More than 80,000 subscribers to the home-sharing service Airbnb took part in a global contest for the unique chance to stay at the brooding fortress, perched on a rock above the misty Carpathian valley in central Romania. Tami and Robin Varma won the contest and will now get the experience of a lifetime. Officially called Bran Castle, the 11th-century mansion is a landmark tourist attraction made famous by Irish author Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic novel “Dracula”. In the book’s opening pages, unsuspecting London lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to the remote Transylvanian woods for business dealings with the mysterious Count Dracula. Several blood-drenched chapters later, the reclusive aristocrat reveals himself to be an ancient vampire with an insatiable appetite ...

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