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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, Ancient Ruins
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Bedfordshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

You'll need stout walking shoes and plenty of stamina for this one but the views are worth it. The steps are very worn and uneven. It's impossible to imagine how they managed to build a castle in such a location. We were glad we went.

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Stourbridge
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9 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

In spite of the rugged climb to the top my Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We are both in our 70's and do not walk easily due to back problems. However taking our time we both made the top and loved the stunning views. My advice is to hire a car and drive since we heard from others... More

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Hillam, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You need to be sound footed. Amazing to think of the skills of the builders so many centuries ago to perch this three story castle on a series of dramatically craggy outcrops. Keep a close eye on any children with you - the safety standards are not as rigorous as we in Britain are used to - and the children... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Incredible! St. Hilarion Castle was what inspired Walt Disney to model his fairy tale castle for his animated film, Snow White. And it is easy to be inspired by this winding hill-top site, visited by countless tourists. There is a room at the top of this crusader castle, where one sits and peers through a window a long way down... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having just stayed in Kyrenia for 10 days this was on my list to see after viewing trip advisor for the attractions to see. This rated number one and I can see why. The climb was well worth it, however take water and good shoes I had neither and thongs don't quite cut it, however I did it and it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The climb is well worth the effort. Take a bottle of water and good soled shoes as some of the rock steps have worn to a highly polished glace and are slippery on the way down, There is a café at the car park, so if one of your group is less mobile they can wait in the café and... More

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Bradworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Really interesting and much bigger than you think it is going to be. Need a guide book to do it justice.

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Chatham Kent UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you have a head for heights then the views can be even better when you scale some of the walkways. The approach road is very twisting and some sharp bends need some safe driving, the road is sometimes closed on a Friday due to military training, check before travelling up to the castle.

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Tromso, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good shoes and enough time available to walk to the third level, the view is fantastic. Around each corner a new view provides a positive surprise. Also the cafeteria at the 2nd level provides a good opportunity for a break.

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Winchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Although it helps if you have the skills of a mountain goat the climb is well worth the effort with wonderful views. Tricky, steep walkways with few hand rails.

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