Tokat Castle, where Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula, is said to have been held captive in the early 15th century, will be turned into a tea garden.
Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Abdurrahman Akyüz said the Roman-era castle was believed to have been built in the fifth or sixth century, adding that the castle served as a prison during Ottoman times.
“Tokat Castle is built on sheer slopes for defense and overlooks the city. Later in the Ottoman period, it was used as a prison. Notable prisoners were kept here. It is also rumored that Count Dracula stayed in the dungeon there for seven years,” he said. Read more.