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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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Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have been holidaying in North Cyprus for over 10 years because family live out there and have visited the castle 6/7 times. The views are spectacular and there is lots of helpful information about the castle so you really get the chance to see what it would have been like. My only gripe this time was that the cafe... More

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Staffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk up the hillside to the top of the mountain. Views over Girne and valley beyond. Shame about the lack of litter removal- plastic water bottles ALL over the site-and we were there in the morning-seems little effort to keep it clear. Lovely lemonade in the café! Def worth a visit.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The castle is reached by a winding road up from the coast. There is parking but it is limited and coaches also take up a lot of room. Entry cost 7TL. The climb from the gatehouse to the second section is winding but not too steep although it is uneven in parts. Most people should manage this and it is... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

St Hilarion - north cyprus - great for young kids too! Having read some of the reviews here (3 hour ascents!) it was with some trepidation that our party of 4 moderately fit forty something's and a 2, 5,6 and 7 year old set off. It took us 40 minutes to reach the top, going early to avoid the bus... More

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Big climb to the top, but amazing views. A really interesting spot to visit. Remember to wear walking sandals, watching people struggle in heels or flipflops was painful! And take a bottle of water, there is a fine cafe half way up.

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cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We went in the late afternoon ( 4:45 p.m.) the castle entrance possible only until 5 p.m, closing at 6:30 p.m. Since the climb from the ticket booth to the castle is exposed to strong sun, it was a wise move. Temperature outside during the day was close to 40 centigrade. Before reaching the castle which is quite big and... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The castle has an interesting history. The walk uphill was far from easy but the views were fantastic and definitely worth the effort. It is a long walk with twists and turns and can be physically challenging for the elderly. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and make sure your phone has enough battery if that's the medium of photography!

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You'll need to be fairly healthy and stable on your legs to tackle the stairs and climbs around and up the castle. Also a good head for heights and the agility of a mountain goat! Worth it though, for the views looking down on Kyrenia.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was certainly an experience! The history was amazing learning about the castle and walking around the old grounds. However going midday the sun was at its hottest and it was simply too tiring and too hot. Luckily their was a man who sold fresh lemonade which was nice and refreshing!

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a great place for kids over 8. Little ones and Old folks might struggle, Steep steps, long climbs murderous drops, marvellous views. It is excellent place, but keep more than an eye on those kids!

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