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Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott)

Rikssalen, Uppsala 753 10 , Sweden
018 - 54 48 11
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Uppsala
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If the weather is good this is a great place to visit! The art exhibition at the time showing Uppsala Ekeby pottery and Marianne Simmulsen was excellent.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Uppsala and can avoid getting mown down by the millions of students on bicycles, make your way to the famous castle in the centre of town. Steeped in history, and with good guides it is well worth the visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

No, this is not the kind of castle that looks like Cinderella's. It doesn't even remind of some GoT-like. BUT, it is worth seeing if you're already here. Looked like some low-profile mid-European noble house to me, no decoration, no big architecture, no "oomph". And not meant in a bad way, I just had that feeling. So climb up, walk... More

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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154 reviews 154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

On top of a hill, the pink colour makes it easy to stop in the city. The building itself is not very beautiful but the history is interesting. The best side of the castle is the view of the city!

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Oulu, Finland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a lovely place to visit, you can even park your car next to the castle. There is also a nice cafeteria in the castle during the summer time.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We walked all over inside the Castle with no issues. There were 2 areas that were closed due to renovations, but you can actually walk on the same floors that were walked on over 250 years ago.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Walk up here and admire the view. And look at the placement of the canons. The king had them facing the cathedral to subdue the arch bishop... On the top floor the banquet hall is magnificent. Here Queen Kristina abdicated year 1654.

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I walked up to this castle after lunch in the early afternoon. There was no admission that I could find to the castle proper (valid, is it is an actual residence). I could get in for free to an exhibition space about notable Swedes, which may have been interesting (if there had been an English translation) but did not relate... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Well worth a visit to the remains of the original old castle first. Take a guided tour of the main "Slott" as the guide is really funny and very knowledgable!

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Tampere
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

With the cost of 80 SEK per person you would assume to see something else than mere ruins. There were no real exhibitions, the area although in three floors was quite small and you would need a good imagination to get a sense how the kings and queens lived back then. The "kings private garden" was only a flat lawn.

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