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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Eger
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A short walk from the city center and you reach the castle.At this time of the year we did not have to pay entrance fee to visit the grounds.A tour inside the castle and the underground passages costs money but worth all of it.A big part of the castle and the walls was under reconstruction .Still, you can imagine the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's good to get there to see the overall view at the city and surrounding landscape. Other than that don't expect magnificent castle or great historical sites. It's only old walls.

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Windsor, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a great time during the Medieval Festival this past summer. Great views and there was a real air of excitement. It was so much fun.

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Birmingham
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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You get a wonderful view of more than just the city from the summit. The castle is currently undergoing pointing of the stonework so is a bit upset at present. However, the workers are keeping the walkways clear for ease of movement.

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Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There are a handful of exhibits to check out in the castle. But I went up there for the view of the city. It is an interesting place and quite a conversation piece if you're with someone who's interested in medieval history and warfare. But beyond that, I'm not sure if it's worth a second visit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A stay in hungarian baroque town Eger (NE of country) is unthinkable without leaving visit the legendary castle, which towers above the city. Fortifications that withstood the Turkish superiority offers a panoramic view of the picturesque town (novel - by G. Gárdonyi and film: Eger stars). Later it was conquered by the Turks while, which witnessed the northernmost minaret in... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I love to visit castles on top of hills. This one is very easy to walk up the hill to (no steps just a gentle slope. While many of the attractions were closed, it was fun to walk around the parapets and view the delightful town of Eger below.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There is not a lot to do in Eger, so a visit to the castle is worth doing. But except for the good views from the castle's walls, there not much there.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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160 reviews 160 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a historic castle. The guided tour (with special effects) was included in our visit. The guide said she mainly guided German speaking tourists, but her English was more than adequate. The tour was very, very worthwhile. Without it one wouldn't have got a full sense of the castle's history. The whole scene was very alive when we were... More 

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Canberra
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159 reviews 159 reviews
71 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The castle complex is quite large. The signs and information in English were limited, but where there was information, it was very interesting. Views over the town are spectacular.

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