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Gravensteen Castle

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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: 09-225-9306
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The only surviving "castle of the count."

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A must see in Ghent.

Our hotel is across from the castle so we went along one morning after breakfast, it was €6 each (we are both under 26) and the staff at the front desk were very friendly. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jade M
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186 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This original medieval castle in Ghent city center offers an amazing view. Please reserve a guided tour to enjoy this exceptional experience.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heavily renovated over the last few decades and they have done à great job. Layed out well, you walk through the castles history. The views are great from the top too.

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Thank mark h
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are anywhere near Ghent, you MUST visit Gravensteen Castle! It's free to take a look inside, but they charge a small admission to see the upper portion. It's right in the heart of Ghent, so there are plenty of nice shops and restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommended! 5/5 Stars!

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Thank Gee M
Bilbao, Spain
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114 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was really nice outside, we don´t visit indoors. It´s in the middle of the town and it seem in good conditions. Recommended.

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Queensland
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Gravensteen castle in Ghent is the centrepiece of the city and marks an area full of cultural and historical importance. The entrance fee is alright although if you live in Ghent you are allowed to enter free. Once you get in, you have many choices of where to go, maybe to the upper towers for a nice view or... More 

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Fortaleza
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful but very small and unfortunately many things weren't in English. I recommend walking around it and taking photos. But paying 10 euros per person to get in is not worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle is a great place with tons of history, it's a wonderful walk and the castle is beautiful. There's helpful signs pointing in the route you're supposed to take. The really disappointing part was the staff at the site. When we bought the tickets, my boyfriend told the lady we would like two youths tickets since we are under... More 

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Thank nganghui
Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool castle with some fantastic views and an amazing tour with some pretty harrowing rooms describing various torture implements used in past gone days. Really enjoyed the visit and would advise it to anyone on a trip to Ghent.

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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited several castles in other towns, I have always come away slightly disappointed. However, not here. It looks like a castle, feels like a castle and has enough on display to keep you interested. Some of the weapons exhibited were immaculate and I loved the torture room - sod being on the wrong side of the law in those... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel is across from the castle so we went along one morning after breakfast, it was €6 each (we are both under 26) and the staff at the front desk were very friendly. There were signs advising which way you should go and an explanation of each place you were about to go in to, which were in several... More 

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