There’s been much fear-mongering by the press here in the UK over the possibility of a ‘flood’ of migrants from Romania and Bulgaria, after EU working restrictions were lifted last week. But we thought we’d give you a different take, showcasing our favourite photos and places in these two beautiful countries full of old unspoilt monastries, mysterious forests and castles. Enjoy..

Bran castle (Dracula’s castle), Bran, Transylvania, Romania (Marco Cristofori/Robert Harding)

Bran castle (Dracula castle), Bran, Transylvania, Romania, Europe

Watch tower in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Casino, Waterfront promenade, Constanta, Romania (Marco Cristofori/Robert Harding)

Casino, Waterfront promenade, Constanta, Romania, Europe

Orthodox Cathedral, Constanta, Romania (Marco Cristofori/Robert Harding)

Orthodox Cathedral, Constanta, Romania, Europe

Saxon fortified church of Biertan and village, near Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania  (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

Saxon fortified church of Biertan and village, near Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania

Horses in a river in Transylvania, Romania (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

Horses bathing, Transylvania, Romania

Festival of the Roses, Kazanlak, Bulgaria (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Kaleto fortress Belogradchik rocks Belogradchik Bulgaria (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Aleksandur Nevski Memorial Church, Sofia, Bulgaria (Dallas & John Heaton/Robert Harding)

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Rila Monastery, Bulgaria (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Greek Orthodox icons offered for sale outside the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe (Stuart Forster/Robert Harding)
Greek Orthodox icons offered for sale outside the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe
Golden Beach, Zlatni Pjasuci, Black Sea, Bulgaria (LOOK/Robert Harding)
Golden Beach, Zlatni Pjasuci, Black Sea, Bulgaria

See more photos of Bulgaria and Romania here

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