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Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0533 161 276
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This is a huge palace on top of a mountain. Very easy to get to, and great to see the displays of the different histories that passed through this magnificent and spacious castle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a huge palace on top of a mountain. Very easy to get to, and great to see the displays of the different histories that passed through this magnificent and spacious castle.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Worth the climb of about 350 steps but do NOT do it in the heat of the day and take at least 1 litre of water with you!! Little information when you get there, us Brits are spoiled with our sites and the info provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A worth to see. Very nice view from above. You just need to wear proper walking gear. But worth to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After scaring myself silly on the drive up we had time for a quick late afternoon dash in with my 7 year old. My partner and 3 year old stayed in the car after reading previous reviews on the suitability. The 9TL entry proved to be well worthwhile even for our short dash that allowed us time to explore levels... More 

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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Scary heights but well worth a visit, homemade lemonade is a welcome thirst quencher half way up make sure you take your camera but keep children away from the steep sides overall a great visit.

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Southwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Perched, quite literally, on top of a mountain overlooking Girne/Kyrenia these remains offer spectacular views of the islands northern coast. I would guess spring and autumn offer the clearest scenes as summer has the 'fog of heat' to contend with. The climb is difficult and breathtakingly narrow at times, but there is enough of interest to avoid these sections staying... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Often castles have been built in very geographically challenging places and St. Hilarion Castle in a brilliant example clinging to the very highest parts of the Kyrenia Mountains....when you get to the top the views are amazing. There are a lot of steps to climb but for those with reasonable fitness not too much of a challenge and so worth... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A great expanse of historic buildings built within and around a mountain with stunning views. You can only imagine the grandeur of its past.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The temperature was in the Mid 40's when we visited last week. It's an amazing place with fantastic views. There's a lot of walking to do and some areas are steep, so good footwear is essential. I had a couple of negatives that spoilt the overall experience. The lack of useful information about the areas that were highlighted to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My hubby loves St Hilarion and bounds up to the top every year and raves about the views. I usually stroll up 1\2 way to the cafe and have a drink and the views are stunning from there. Wear sensible shoes and take lots of water. Never book a tour just turn up its a fraction of the price.

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