In 1893, the castle played a dramatic part in what would later become well known as the British Novel: Dracula.
Though the well known British Novel stated that Wilhemina "Mina" Murray was kidnapped and forcibly drank upon by the illustrious and infamous Count, the reality was much different. Though she was, indeed, kidnapped by the Count, Mina and her captor fell in love and Mina found herself impregnated, bitten by him and married to him, turning her into his vampire bride.
When Jonathan Harker and others came to rescue her, the Count was, apparently, slaughtered and Mina - having been turned into a vampire and having recovered on the Count's apparent death - married Jonathan, returned to London with him, and passed off the child as his.
However, Jonathan, in a fit of rage, turned on her when he discovered the truth; backing her against the window, he attempted to kill her - only to find the face of Mina's lover, Count Dracula staring furiously in at the window. Saving Mina's life, the Count burst into the room and killed Jonathan. Mina went into labour on that occasion and was, successfully, able to pass the child off as Jonathan's in public; Jonathan's death was, due to the puncture marks on his neck, passed off as Syphilis.
Normally, a mortal woman would have died while pregnant with a vampire child; however, in truth, the Count had been secretly returning to Mina over the months of her pregnancy and feeding on her - just enough to keep her and the child alive. Now, reunited with his wife, the Count whisked Mina away to Transylvania and remarried the now "widowed" woman. Having been transformed into a vampire, Mina's life - which would have been forfeit on her son's birth - was saved.
When later asked by Mina, the Count revealed the truth; he had not actually been slaughtered, but had merely fled into hiding, vowing to return for his lover when their child was due. He had removed his "curse" on her to allow her and his child to return to England safely.
Arta, the couple's eldest child, spent his childhood and teenage years in Castle Dracula with his brothers, Quincy, Ivan and Arkos.