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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
09-225-9306
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Ranked #8 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums
Description: The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Ashburn, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The castle is a lot of fun. Inside are exhibits on medieval weapons and armor, torture devices, and the story of the castle's restoration. Outside, you can walk along the battlements and get good views of the historic city center from the towers. It is also pleasant to walk inside the curtain wall. There were many kids here and they... More

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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really enjoyed the visit. The video guide was not very useful as it was a story rather than a guide. There is a gruesome array of torture implements on view. It was a wet day when we visited so views from the ramparts not at their best. The best photo of the Gravensteen was from the canal when we... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is an attraction for kids and adults and you can spend hours in this castle. There is not only the castle to see, but also an exhibition on medieval arms and torture stuff that has been used in the Middle Ages. Very interesting. By the way: there is a videoguide included in the price.

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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Compared to other castles i'v been to I thought it was good value for money. Some very interesting exhibits inside and laid out so you don't miss anything. Some information wasn't in English.

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Toronto, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Fantastic medieval castle within walking distance of the main drag. Also a bus stops right in front of the entrance. Very easy to get to. 10E covers your entrance fee and a personal video recording of a mock scenario relating the lifestyle/culture of the times. I found the video very entertaining, my partner did not. The scenes were all filmed... More

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Horsham, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

worth a visit if you are into castles but as castles go I wouldn't go back again, I didn't think it had much to offer for the money

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful castle, absolutely worth the visit. I could spend much more than the 2 hours I did, taking pictures and enjoying the view from the towers.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The visit was lots of fun. Great audio tour fantastic place to go see:) Also great views from the top of the castle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I liked the looks of the castle itself, but I was a bit disappointed in the audio tour guide, which was an old story about how life used to be in the castle, and it didn't provide the information I'd liked to hear, about the castle. I liked the view you have from the top of the castle, and the... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I am a history buff, so I wanted to go. I was a bit nervous based on the reviews of the torture rooms, but it was very low key. My 16 year old daughter didn't want to go, but my 10 year old loved it. Younger than 8 might have a problem with the walking and the 2 torturer rooms.... More

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