So, what’s your MO this Halloween? Will you be pimping a carefully chosen pumpkin with some good friends and a themed cocktail on the side? Or will the crunch of popcorn drown the sound of your fear as you watch Michael Myers stalk across the screen, knife in hand mask on face. Maybe you’re planning to mete out a reign of terror with your own version of Stephen King’s It?
Perhaps you’ve got no plans?
Airbnb recently announced that Bran Castle in Transylvania is available for a night’s stay. The 14th-century abode, located in the heart of Romania, is thought by many to be the inspiration for Dracula’s home in Bram Stoker’s famous novel. Guests are invited to travel by horse-drawn carriage through Transylvania up to the castle as the sun sets on October 31, retracing the journey of the novel’s protagonist Jonathan Harker.
Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great grandnephew, will answer your knock on the castle’s ominous wooden doors. He will be your host for the night, and resident expert on Transylvanian lore. Enter the castle and explore the labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors, creepy nooks, and squeaky staircases while there is still light in the sky. You may traipse through all fifty-seven rooms, from lofty tower lookouts to deep dark crypts, and even enjoy an incomparable view of the Carpathians from the terrace as the sun makes its final descent. But once darkness comes, retreat inside; unexpected guests have been known to come knocking in the moonlit hours.
A secret passage on the first floor leads to the grand dining room where an intimate candlelit dinner will await, prepared exactly as described in Stoker’s Dracula. Following the hearty, blood-enriching meal, you will be left to sleep in luxurious velvet-trimmed coffins in the seclusion of the Count’s crypt.
Fall asleep to the creaks and whispers of the Transylvanian night…and look good doing it with Purple Heels’ killer styles. Our newly stocked Iron Fist x Ash Costello range is sure to awaken the arch vampire himself with the sheer might of its awesomeness – check out the Bat Wing Boots and Bat Collar Velvet Dress in particular. Anything Misfits is a great choice for Halloween and our carefully crafted ‘Bad Girls’ collection hosts a load of kickass fashion just perfect for a night in spooky castle.
“I sometimes think we must be all mad and that we shall wake to sanity in strait-waistcoats.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula
Read more about a night in Castle Bran at airbnb.co.uk.