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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

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Address: Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary
Description: A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum...
A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including a 13th-century cathedral and 15th-century Gothic Episcopal Palace.
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Egers biggest claim to fame is the defence of its Castle agains the Turkish Invaders, so not coming here would be like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. Here you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle quite often when we lived in Hungary as it was a lovely place to take visitors, young and old alike. The history of the castle is fascinating and anyone interested in culture, history, architecture will have a ball but there is also plenty for children to see and do. Picnic areas, cafe, play park etc. If... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A real must see, but a tricky approach for anyone in a wheelchair The view from the battlements is just fantastic, and the waxworks is briilaint. The museum is good, too. Be aware that the waworks is not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility issues - the pathway is quite steep in places, and is uneven

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Egers biggest claim to fame is the defence of its Castle agains the Turkish Invaders, so not coming here would be like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. Here you can decide if you want to just walk around the castle ruins or pay some more anf visit the Museums. The castle museum tells you about the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Some building work stopped, everything is dirty outside and no information where to find exhibitions, or can we find any of them. I was there 10 years ago also, everything is nice that time and in relatively good condition, i want to show my 5 year old son, what I enjoyed in the past, but unfortunately the mysterious labirynths closed,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very cool place to spend some hours. The history museum is interesting and has Hungarian and English signage.

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King's Lynn
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21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I can't comment on the museums as we went in after 6pm, at a reduced rate. But it makes a great walk round the walls, with views over the centre of Eger from the different bastions, and it has a superb restaurant (1552) in the grounds. Whether it would be worth the climb from the centre I'm not sure, but... More 

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Budapest
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I believe you have a different appreciation of the Castle depending if you are Hungarian or not: for non-Hungarian it is a castle ruin in the centre of a nice city, which offer great views and a good family time for a couple of hours (including some nice, but not too exciting exhibitions). For Hungarian it is a different story:... More 

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Nottingham
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6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lovely castle well worth a visit, great views from the top over the city. Lots to see & information to read so leave a few hours for a proper full visit

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California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went off to Eger with friends to do some "Hungarian style" wine tasting, but made a stop here at the Castle... well worth it... views of the countryside were wonderful and recently updated rooms showing the history of the area and of Hungary as a country as well as what was found during some excavations made this a nice... More 

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Central NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

we went with 3 generations including smallest children being 4 years old. Castle was great, not too big but lots of interesting things as well as interactive things to do in the square such as old fashioned playground, bow/arrow & old weapon shooting & other demonstrations

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Address: Address: Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Northern Hungary  >  Heves County  >  Eger

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