Spend a night at Dracula's castle on Halloween

Airbnb will let two brave and lucky souls spend their Halloween in the world's most famous bloodsucker's, Count Dracula, castle in Transylvania, Romania.

Bran Castle, located in the Carpathian Mountains, is said to be Dracula-creator Bram Stoker's inspiration for his character's spooky home. The castle is a national monument and situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia in central Romania. First built in 1212, the castle is 108 miles (174 kilometers) from Bucharest.

Airbnb's contest is open to everyone — only if you're free for the night of Oct. 31. Contestants need to answer the question as to what they would say to Dracula if they came face-to-fang with him in his castle. The winning entry will be hosted by Bram Stoker's great-nephew and vampire enthusiast Dacre Stoker.

The trip for the two guests will start with a horse-drawn carriage ride to the castle at the sunset. The guests will be met by Stoker, who will recount the vampire tales and dark secrets of vampire legends.

After exploring dark corridors and squeaky staircases, guests can take a secret passage on the first floor that leads to the dining room. There, they can have a candlelit dinner, exactly as described in the novel: a hearty, blood enriching meal of robber beef steak and paprika hendl chicken.

For the night's rest, the winners will be offered special velvet-trimmed coffins, wherein they can fall asleep listening to creaks and whispers of the night in the spooky castle. In the morning, the guests can celebrate surviving the night with a hearty breakfast while watching the sun rise over the horizon.

The stay, however, comes with some house rules. Any garlic or garlic-scented items, holy symbols and mirror selfies are not allowed inside the castle. Guests are also advised to stay away from bats in the towers and to make sure they close the curtains before the sunrise.

In 2015, Airbnb had hosted a similar Halloween experience in Paris' catacombs. If you're interested, enter the competition by Oct. 26, 11:59 pm CET, to become the next Jonathan Harker.

For more information on the competition. Click the link below

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/night-at/dracula

 

 

 

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