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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
09-225-9306
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Ranked #5 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, History Museums
Description: The only surviving "castle of the count."
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gloucestershire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Entrance was free with a voucher from the hotel so worth a visit.Some good history and a well restored caslte

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Locust Grove, Ga
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Enjoyed touring this castle and climbing up through the little stairways and such. Some armor and weapons on display. Good views of the city from the top and a fun visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Enjoyed scambling around this castle and learning something of its history. The exhibits in the torture room are a bit grim.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Gravensteen is used as a museum of medieval armour and there is also a museum of medieval torture instruments. It is a "must see" when in Ghent.

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Bucharest, Romania
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214 reviews 214 reviews
204 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very well preserved,the castle houses an exhibit of medieval weapons,armors,even a torture room.Very well structured tour.Nice view of the old town from the top.

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Scotland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beautiful castle right in the middle of the town. Admission costs on par with other similar places so nothing out of the ordinary. It was a wet day unfortunately so the views from the top were not as good as they might have been but it was still a very interesting castle. Lots of displays of armour and weapons and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just in the citycentre, there she is! A castle as you imaged. It's the proud of the people of Ghent and right they are. 10€ entrance is not cheap, but you can't visit this beautiful city without seeiing the castle. Ok, inside there's not that much. You have a collection of arms, and the collection of torture stuff. Impressive! On... More

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Surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I are not really museum people so we were restricted as to the things we could do with our morning until we came across this charming little castle. We paid our entry fee 10 Euros each and then collected our movie guides which told some of the history of the castle. the movie showed a Count and... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Not the most fascinating place but a little piece of history none the less. They've rebuilt a lot of it and it's quite authentic. Not a lot of exhibits and the information was pretty limited. But the views of Ghent from the top ramparts are pretty good.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

And even more of a judicial prison building which in its late 19th century refurb seems to have been tarted up to look like it might have seen battle. We love castles, and like to see local castles wherever we go. This one looks far more impressive from the outside than inside, and not worth the €10 entry fee, €5... More

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