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Visit the Renaissance Castle of Fagaras, Romania

  Fagaras, a small city near Brasov in Romania’s Transylvania region, boasts one of the finest Renaissance castles in the country. At least, that is how it looks now. But the castle in this mountainous, strategic border post has been here in some form or another ever since the 13th century – originally as a …

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Bran, Home of Dracula’s Castle … not

Any tourist who visits Transylvania (western/central Romania) and asks “where’s Dracula?” is likely to be directed to Bran, the home of a medieval building that many tourist brochures call “Dracula’s Castle.” The problem: Bran actually has no connection with Dracula, whether you’re looking for the fictional Transylvanian count or the factual Wallachian prince. The consolation: …

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Must-See Castles in England

There are hundreds of castles in England, each with its own special charm and appeal. The following are a few we think should be on everyone’s must-see list. Arundel Castle Arundel Castle is impressive in size and is more modern in appearance than most other castles in England. The 1,000 year-old castle was originally of Norman …

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