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St. Hilarion Castle

Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
0533 161 276
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Hameenkoski, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

From its looks you wouldn't notice that its a castle. But this was the gem of our Kyrenia holiday! Never seen a real medieval castle like this! Excellent views, interesting tour, well presented. If you like "Lord of the Rings" movies you like this castle. It's cheaper than traveling to New Zealand. Some walk paths are easier and some harder.... More

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

An interesting, well presented walkway to a very high point to see this early Crusader castles hairpin bends on the road up and a long climb from the small car park but worth the effort for the view of the North Coast. The Byzantine church is well presented on the mountainside.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you like castles, you will love this one. It's perched on top of a mountain just outside Kyrenia. Go in the morning to avoid the heat. Last entry is 2pm anyway. The views from all three levels are amazing and, if you are reasonably fit, you can get to the peak. There are a lot of steps but it's... More

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

When taken to view the castle at first glance it looks like a very sorry site.. Remains of walls here and there and probably not much to see. Well be surprised and rewarded with a walk to the top . Giving you the best view in North Cyprus. Along the way you pass rooms and gardens . It was a... More

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Turkey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The castle is an extraordinary construction, on a mountain that is itself amazingly beautiful. There is a great range of buildings in the whole area and the climb is as rewarding as it is exhausting. Like other centres of interest, especially in Turkey, there is less attention to safety than there is opportunity to enjoy its breath-taking surroundings. Be well... More

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KARAOGLANOGLU
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Fifth visit to this remarkable landmark, its a long walk to the top, not for the faint hearted but at the top what a view ! The history of the site is well documented on information boards and in display's. This site is well worth a visit

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After two attempts of going to see this castle we finally made it and it was well worth seeing it. It sits on top of a mountain of rock and has the most magnificent views. It is well worth the climb up all the stairs. This is a must see if you are in northern cypress

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hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very good value for money and very interesting visit to half way. But it is a long way to the Peak I am told its some 400+ steps, some are just very steep stones, be careful and wear decent shoes.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

worth an hour of your time. Gorgeous views. Walk all the way to the top. 20 minute drive from the harbor.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Old sort of castle but the climb may not be easy for ladies and people who are not very fit. The steps to the top of the castle are steep and it is excting to climb up. The view from the top - you can see Kyrenia Harbour & the city is marvellous..

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