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St. Hilarion Castle

Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
0533 161 276
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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Kyrenia
Type: Castles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth the climb and someone with a mobility problem don't be put off. The drive is about 5 miles up the hill towards Nicosia. The on sight café is simple yet welcoming and much needed after the climb. A trip to be enjoyed and savoured.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Richly historical place to visit, with great views of Cyprus. The little corridors and rooms and bridges were really interesting and there was a cafe on the first floor that sold the best lemonade and honey! I didn't make to the very top but heard it had great views, even if though it is risky getting up and down!

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of the most Beautiful smart panoramic place i have been Now Under Turkish illegal Occupation In Cyprus makes it difficult

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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited St Hilarion castle on July 5th 2014. And we were happy we did. The entrance fee was not expensive and getting to the top was not as difficult as I expected, because of the stairs and handrails provided. We stopped several times to just take in the beauty of the landscape around us. Wear good... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views when you get to the castle fascinating history to the place and Walt Disney used the castle for his inspiration at Disneyland. You will need to be fit as it is very steep anyone with a heart condition or unsteady on the legs should not visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

North Cyprus has very little to show and so they big-up the few sights which they have. That said, this is lovely - Go to level 3 but level 2 is great for photos. Definitely no wheelchair access, even the loos are up stairs :)

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A fantastic attraction get here for the mourning as the climb to the top can take 3 hours st a slow pace so you can enjoy the view on the way up and going down. This is a church carved into the sibe of the mountain over looking the whole of the island north west south east as far as... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wish they did not close the castle so early (especially in the summer). Try to go when it is not too hot because there are quite a few stairs to climb, but it is worth it! Loved the views and the castle!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Absolutely breath taking views of the island, be warned though some bits involve a pretty steep climb and remember to take plenty of water! Fascinating place, steeped in history and very cheap entry (7 Lira - about £2). The cafe at the bottom was great for getting a cold drink once we'd climbed back down.

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charnwood
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just amazing, hard climb, nearly 500 steps but so worth it. Set in the mountains, inspired Walt Disney for his Snow White castle. The views were breathtaking...stunning!!

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