Bran castle (Dracula castle) in Bran, Transylvania, Romania (@ Marco Cristofori /Corbis)
- Not only will locals be celebrating their national day today, they\ll also be commemorating a great union.""What\s the special occasion?
- This fearsome fortress is said to be the home of one of literature\s most spine-tingling villains.""He was a real pain in the neck
- This castle was once the guardian of one of the most important passageways through the Carpathian mountains.""Now it is more suited to guarding treasures and tourists
- The story of the Transylvanian vampire Dracula was inspired by one of Europe\s most infamous rulers.""His victims got the wrong end of the stick