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Castle Hill

Montee du Chateau par ascenceur, 06300 Nice, France
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Ranked #2 of 125 Attractions in Nice
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Type: Lookouts, Parks
Traveler Description: For Artists, Tourists, Kids & More! Even in December, beautiful sweeping views of the city, the Alps and the Med.  On a sunny day, take the steps... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Be ready to walk up the hill but the view it is amazing. You will see the whole city, the blue sea in Nice and all the mountains around. The cascade is superb!!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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35 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's a fairly easy walk by one of several optional routes. Many of the viewing spots are overgrown so you don;t see much, but several spots have perfect views over the harbour and over the main part of town. Well worth the walk. Also, the waterfall and excavations are interesting.

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Long Island, New York
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25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A must see for all visitors to wonderful Nice. The Castle Hill provides wide prospectives of Nice from several viewing areas. Also has relaxing park grounds with facilities and as others have noted there is an elevator for those who chose not to make the healthy walk.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking views that you don't have to pay a high price to enjoy, don't listen to the folks advising to take the elevator - take the stairs, it's not that tough. Keep going all the way to the top, views just keep getting better (and there are refreshments at the top if you need it).

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Huddersfield
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's up hill - it might be hot - you may be hungover - but once the climb has been conquered the whole city is in perspective - if you can't see where you are staying from the top then keep looking - stunning views -great history - walks cafés, kids play area and a folly of a waterfall like... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Hiked up Castle Hill on our last day, which was nice since we had gotten to know the area and could look out and locate places we'd seen. Maybe a little overhyped. It's an amazing view but not much else. Worth doing but expect a good hike, a nice view, and then go eat something. We only needed about an... More

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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took the lift up which was a bit slow as only one was working so there was a queue. But once we got to the top the views were wonderful. You can see all round and a long way.

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Kirkland, Washington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a vigorous walk from the beachfront hotels along the Cote d' Azur, which includes windy hills to the top of the hill. Your reward is an expansive view of the sea, peeks into lovely hillside homes, a large water fall fountain, and a nice park. You can also peer down from the hilltop on the side where the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Even though I've been to Nice many times before, I always make this one of my stops. The view from here is what you see on every postcard about Nice, so you really have to do it. It's a nice excursion, the views are beautiful and you can see so much from this vantage point. Once you're at the top,... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are in Nice, you have to visit Castle Hill - the most beautiful views to the city and to the other side - yaht marina. The only downside is you have to walk uphill a long way or if you can't walk that much, take a tourist train.

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