Castles and Brasov (Gladys Mk2)
We travelled to Brasov today here for 3 nights in a beautiful modern apartment. Visited the tourist village of Bran on the way. Famous for its castle! We heard it wasn’t worth an inside visit and this Dracula stuff doesn’t impress us so we just viewed it from afar.
Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Count Dracula.
Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction. We stopped in a brand new apartment costing £25 a night.
Spent the day exploring this amazing City! We started with a free guided walk, 90 minutes turned into 2.5 hours! Best tour we have ever been on, funny and informative.
The afternoon was spent up Mt Timpa via the cable car, fantastic views over the city.
The Next day we headed for. Sinaia in gladys Mk2.
Nestled at the foot of Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia, are Peles and Pelisor Castles…..
Peles and Pelisor Castles. Also Bran castle and the fox.