Inspiration for Dracula Castle Could Be Yours — If You Have $66 Million

The inspiration for Dracula’s residence in the 1897 novel Dracula- a sprawling castle in Romania that has 60 rooms- has been put on the market by its aging owners for $66 million.

Though the estate is both beautiful and historic, it comes with a couple downsides. For one, it needs a lot of fixing up and isn’t entirely habitable. The castle has no indoor plumbing and has been used solely as a museum for the past few years. As a museum, Bran Castle has attracted many interested history buffs in the past (almost 600,000 folks a year, in fact).

Inspiration for Dracula Castle Could Be Yours — If You Have $66 Million

According to TravelandLesiure.com, many historical figures have walked the halls of the spooky residence:

Built in 1226, Bran Castle was originally a military fortress, which defended Transylvania. And since it was completed in 1388, the property has had a rather tumultuous ownership history, hosting everyone from communists to to Teutonic knights to Romania royalty to military regiments.

The castle’s 60 rooms are filled with art and furniture collected by the castle’s former royal owners and even has its own secret passage-way.

Experts say the $66 million asking price might be a little steep even despite the castle’s rich history and expansive land.

Dracula Castle For Sale

After all, the owners are allegedly selling the castle under the understanding that its next owners will help maintain it as a travel destination.