'Dracula' castle goes on sale for £50 million

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'Dracula's castle' in Transylvania is for sale and hilltop attraction Bran Castle is reportedly on the market for at least £47 million.

The Eastern European castle attracts 560,000 tourists a year and dates back to the 1300s.

"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," Mark Meyer of Herzfeld & Rubin, the New York law firm handling the sale, told the Daily Telegraph.

While Dracula's character never stayed at the hotel, it was nicknamed after Bram Stoker's blood sucking vampire as it closely matches the description of the castle in the book.

The Huffington Post reports that the character is based loosely on Vlad Dracul, aka Vlad Tepes or "Vlad the Impaler." While Vlad never lived at Bran either, documents suggest he was once captured and imprisoned inside for two months.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Meyer said: "Archduke Dominic and his family care very much for the castle, and it's in far better shape now than it was when run by the government.

"The aim, though, is to take the whole thing a stage further and make Bran the kind of place people will stay for two or three days."

He said that there is land for a small hotel: "We're also installing a glass elevator that will lead to a tunnel in the mountain, with a light show featuring Dracula and the whole history of the place."

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