Slains Castle - Bram Stoker had never been to Transylvania, so he based his description of Dracula's Castle on castels he has seen in UK. Bram Stoker was staying in a hotel in Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, when he heard of nearby Slains Castle, which became transformed in the “castle of the dead”.

Whitby - Dracula arrives in England at Whitby. In this coastal town, Stoker spent his holidays. The story of the boat was taken from newspaper reports, such as that of August 11, 1890, which read that a Russian Schooner from the Black Sea had run ashore in Whitby. It is clear that Stoker rewrote these genuine newspaper reports in his novel. In Whitby you can visit the "Whitby Civic Society", where Barm Stoker stayed between 1890 and 1896.

London - After slaying a victim in the town, Count Dracula then moves south to London; it was the voyage Stoker himself made upon his return from his holidays. Stoker also moved in the mundane circles of London and he used this in the novel too.
Highgate Cemetery is believed by many to form the backdrop for the climax of the novel. In the novel, friends of  Lucy Westenra decide to stop her suffering as an undead. Her friends thus convene in a pub, Jack Straw’s Castle. The pub still exists. 
Though believed to be in nearby Highgate Cemetery, it has been shown that the voyage from Hampstead to Highgate does not correspond with the descriptions given in the book. Lucy’s “real” tomb was likely placed in Hendon Cemetery, in the opposite direction. In Hendon Cemetery, there is indeed a strange mausoleum, which perfectly fits the descriptions of Stoker’s novel. In reality, it is the tomb of Philip Rundall, a prominent member of Hendon’s community, who died in 1827. So, we recommend visiting both cemeteries. 

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