This article is about the building. For the school, see Independent Day School.
Garside Grange
Garside Grange
Other Names: Garside Grange Independent Day School
Town/City: Liverpool
Country: England, United Kingdom
Owner(s): Piers, Ingrid Dracula
Status: Closed due to roof damage, lived in
Location type: School, country house
Purpose: Education, family home
Filmed: Margaret Bevan School, Croxteth Hall
First Appearance: Hide and Seek

Garside Grange is a previously disused building converted into a school and the main setting of Young Dracula in Series 3, 4 and 5. It was the second home to the Dracula family within the United Kingdom, and the current home of Ingrid Dracula and Piers.

It is a large, red-brick building built originally as a Victorian mansion in the 19th century, and seems to reside in the country, a short distance from the city of Liverpool.

Series 3 & 4Edit

The Count and Vlad have bought and converted an abandoned Garside Grange into a day school, which Vlad himself attends, and currently reside in the upper level. The Count has hired head teacher Alexandra McCauley to manage the school. 

At the end of Series 4 the school is forced to close due to "roof damage", damage unbeknown of the school to be caused by Elizabeta.

Series 5Edit

Count Dracula decides to turn Garside into a hotel inspired by a vampire who had done the same to lure in victims. The plan eventually backfires, and the old building remains largely disused.


The Gargoyle

After uncovering the Magister Maleficorum, Count Dracula and Renfield invite breather guests to view the house with the hope of selling it (Open House). In The Darkest Hour the Blood Seed grows to fill much of the upper level of the building after Morgan eats the forbidden fruit. The Draculas defeat him in the entrance hall by combining all the vampires' energies.
Ingrid and Piers

Piers surprises Ingrid by buying Garside Grange

At the end of Series 5 it is revealed that Piers has bought the building. He told Ingrid that because of her involvement in the making of his successful game, she had a fifty per cent share. The two hug and Ingrid tells him that she always wanted a "throne of my own". Vlad then leaves Garside with Talitha whilst Count Dracula leaves with Renfield for Australia.


Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall

A large old building with many secrets passageways and hidden rooms, Garside is home to many unique and beautiful characteristics. Some of the main features include:
  • A gate with a menacing gargoyle
  • A courtyard
  • A balcony
  • A main staircase and entrance hall
  • A throne room and main dining area
  • A large kitchen
  • Several attic spaces
  • A secret cupboard (in which the Magister Maleficorum was stored)
  • Dozens of disused classrooms
  • A garlic pit behind a false cupboard (which Goody McEldrich was pushed into)
  • An entertainment area, including a fire pit (seen in Carpathian Feast)
  • A basement with a large cage (also seen in Carpathian Feast), and where the Blood Mirror was kept in Series 3
  • The blood cellar (where blood bottles are stored)
  • Multiple bedooms and chambers
  • A lead lined room (in which the Draculas were trapped in Sun And Heir)
  • A sports hall (seen in The Good, the Bad and the Undead)
  • A security system (set up by Piers before the beginning of Bite Me)
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The old Margaret Bevan School

Filming Edit

The latter three series were filmed entirely in Liverpool across multiple locations. Garside Grange's real life twin was the disused Margaret Bevan School situated in West Derby in the north of Liverpool. Filming was also done for Garside in Croxteth Hall, Liverpool.


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