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Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave

Daalhemerweg 27, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Valkenburg
Type: Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Castles
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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit on a warm sunny day so it made the trip all the better. Once you make it to the top you are rewarded with great views over the town. The ruins itself are interesting and are certainly worth a visit. At regular intervals information boards are posted with a short explanation on what you... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great views from the top and definitely worth the hike up. Interesting ruins to visit, windy up top so take a jacket to keep the cold out!

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Warboys Cambridgeshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The walk up is very steep but well worth it. There is a little train that goes there to save the walk.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Most tours are in Dutch but if they know you are English they will tell you about the things you are looking at. There is literature anyway and you can work it out quite easily. The caves are fascinating especially the church and the views from the castle are also worth the climb up there.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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157 reviews 157 reviews
89 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was one of the best castle ruins that we experienced on our trip to Europe. Very well maintained grounds and very informative. I am so glad we had the chance to experience it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

very interesting quite a long hike up but worth the view some parts of the ruin are innacessible some of the gates are lock as part of ruin is very crumbly but well worth visiting

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stockport
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Bit expensive to go inside the castle but great views on the outside with an open terrace overlooking the town

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We did a day trip to Valkenburg and visited the Christmas Market. Very interesting a different from everywhere else since the market is in the cave. My wife now has a favorite Christmat Hobby Horse decoration as a result of the trip. Happy Wife, Happy Life. Cheers

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Zeewolde, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Okay, coalmining didn’t happen in Valkenburg but in the near area. Going down with a real coalminers elevator made you realise what a trip these brave men made every day. The noise and the heat were all there so we know now how hard this line of work is. The guided tour was very educational and informative.

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Sint Anthonis, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Caves were a real surprise as they are full or charcoal drawings - real works of art. 12 centigrade inside - so not too cold and not the dripping damp you normally get in caves

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