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Sumeg Castle (Sumegi Varrom)

Address: Sumeg, Hungary
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Sumeg
Type: Cultural
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very preciously renovated castle shows not just architectonical aspect of history, but try to show kind of lives our predecessors. You could take here your coup of tea as well buy small gift for memories. The village has tourist oriented infrastructure, which allows you spend the time any different kind, e.g. horse riding, wine testing, enjoying traditional cuisine.....

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

High on the hill is the medi evil castle which overlooks the pristine countryside of Sumeg and the surrounding areas. You can see the ancient weapons and lifestyles once lived by these proud people. You can either walk all the way up to the castle or take the shuttle mini van. Stroll around the castles lower grounds and drop into... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had never heard of this castle and came on it quite by chance as we drove down the road towards Lake Balaton. Quite simply the castle, perched on a high rocky outcrop (about 850 feet up!), is far too spectacular to ignore and an absolute must to visit. You can take a taxi up from the car park but... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perched on a hill top this imposing castle gives majestic views over the surrounding countryside. Down below there are great facilities for younger children and some reproduction guns, catapults and a play area of high quality. The restaurant on site is of very high quality and the menu was authentic in wonderful classical surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the view is very nice although the castle itself is not very interesting. looks like castle black in GOT :) i recommand to take the shuttles up and go down by foot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The castle is accessible from the main road to Balaton, so don't drive into the village. It is nicely renovated with exhibits from the daily life of the original inhabitants. The view over the surrounding landscape from the top is astonishing. Most of the explanations and signs are also translated to English and German, so you don't really need a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We visited the castle as apart of the family program. All over we were very satisfied with the experience,, the view was breathtaking, we had very good time there. However I would like to point out that the tourguide was very disappointing and unproffesional. he charged us 3000HUF for seven person and it was not worth it at all. He... More 

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Vac, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A beautiful castle, with perfect views, and well renovated. One of the brightest diamond of the hungarian history, and can be visited not just once!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you travel to lake Balaton (the western part), certainly make a stop in this small township. The castle is visible Castle silhouette (slopes of Bakony forest in the Veszprem county) is visible by far the Pannonian lowland. The castle from the 13-th century (king Belo IV) and cozy township with Bishop s Palace, Paris church, Franciscan church, Saddle and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Although there are many castle ruin in the area, Sumeg has the most advanced reconstruction and a wide range of folclore programmes are offered. Even if it is not a huge castle, wih the games and programmes on offer it is easy to spend half a day there with children.

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