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Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0533 161 276
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Castle in the sky

Well worth the climb - amazing views. Get there early before the bus loads and the crowds and wear sensible footwear. If you're driving from Kyrenia take the road to Lefkosa and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Chelmsford, Essex
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Chelmsford, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Well worth the climb - amazing views. Get there early before the bus loads and the crowds and wear sensible footwear. If you're driving from Kyrenia take the road to Lefkosa and its a right turn even though ur on a dual carriageway !

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

oh dear. What has happened to the nice old Cypriot hospitality and clean loos? Last week we took friends up to share our enthusiasm for one of our favourite places. Have been doing so for over thirty years now. It's majestic and awe inspiring. What was also awe inspiring this trip were the sheer numbers of coaches.. Great to see... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well worth the drive up to the castle along some hair-raising roads. Although mainly ruins there are several museum-type rooms with interesting exhibits and informative descriptions. I visited on an excursion and, although you can visit independently, feel that you get more out of the visit by having a guide. If you are feeling fit it is worth the climb... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Once you've survived the scary drive up through the mountain roads, there is a large car park and cafe to welcome you. The climb up to the castle is steep and some of the steps are uneven, but there are good rails to hold on to. The view from the top is outstanding........but it was a shame there was so... More 

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Limassol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am a geocacher and there is a cache hidden a long way up so I had no choice but to start climbing. The fee is TL 9.00, which I don't think is excessive. The history is facinating and the views from every level are breathtaking. The weather was perfect so we were able to see for miles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Climbed up 734m to see the most amazing view after crossing the border into Turkey. Loved it..my imagination ran wild into what happened there and it's feel is magical. Learnt a lot about the coop that took away a huge part of Cyprus. Very interesting and so worth doing

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Risor, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Every time I have friends and family visiting the island, we have to take them to the St.Hilarion Castle. The history behind it is fascinating, king Richard the Lionheart and his Berengaria, the inept Guy de Lusignan, the unfortunate prince John, all vying for supremacy of the island. Then mix into the broth Arab pirates, wily Venetians and sadly enough,... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Easy drive to the entrance and well presented in the lower area of the castle, suitable for people with reasonable mobility. However all the higher levels of the castle require a good level of stamina and leg muscle, with sensible trainers and a bottle of water to keep you going. All the steps up the mountain/ castle have handrails as... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Quiet castle, rugged in appearance with easy walking in the castle and some more challenging walks. lots of history and archaeology.

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Kongsvinger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's heavy to walk to the top on warm days. You can imagine, as they say, this could have been Disney's Castle, eve if believe more in Neuschwanstein in Germany. A FANTASTIC place, I Wonder how did the Kings on that time comeback to their appartment on the top? How did they build this place for about 1000 years ago.... More 

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