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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Description: The only surviving "castle of the count."

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It is a self guided tour and the walk around the castle was nice the day we went with blue skies and perfect temp. There is a good city view from the top so make sure to do that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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southern cal
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It is a self guided tour and the walk around the castle was nice the day we went with blue skies and perfect temp. There is a good city view from the top so make sure to do that.

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Surrey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Impressive site and views of town. Less impressive when you learn it's been mostly rebuilt comparatively recently. The 'movie guide' is a distracting substitute for some actual information about the stuff one is looking at in a language other than French and Flemish.

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St Albans
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The castle is huge and very impressive from outside where you really start to understand just how difficult it would be to storm. The ramparts and towers are huge. Inside there has been an extraordinary feat of restoration with no expense (euro money?) spared. The displays - armour and torture are the two most memorable - are, however, fairly pedestrian,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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144 reviews 144 reviews
38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Saw the castle from outside as I did n't have much time to see it from inside.It looks good and is very well maintained.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A small castle which was more or less empty.. But not worth the entry ticket. The audio visuals are meaningless. One may get confused whether to watch the video or move about in the castle since both have no connection except for the physical location. Think twice before visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

its a cute castle, tiny, th sort of stuff one sees in movies. Nothing quite like the sterling castle in Scotland or tower bridge in London. If you'vs got nothing better to do, it's worth a visit. Be mindful of the school trips... It definitely needs a revamp

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

proper castle. small enough to see in a couple of hours. yet quite impressive and doom-like. also has a dungeon.

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Ghent, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Gravensteen is the castle in the center of beautiful Gent. It literally means "castle of the counts" in Dutch. It's a fun afternoon with friends or children. :) It takes about 45 minutes (minimum) to go through the castle. In the summer, it is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It costs about 10 Euros for... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting to see it and to see the whole city from above ! A place to see for sure ! Highly reccomended!

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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's a beautiful castle and the views from the walls are quite nice, but it's not that extraordinary and budget travellers may find that it's not really worth the money.

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