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“Be prepared for a long day with nothing to do.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mir Castle

Mir Castle
Krasnoarmeyskaya St., 2, Mir 231444 , Belarus
(+375 1596) 28-2-90
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Mir
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Be prepared for a long day with nothing to do.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Lonely Planet guide calls the castle "impossibly romantic", which is a massive overstatement. It's pretty enough, though.

If you choose to go to Mir by bus from Minsk, be prepared for a long day in Mir with nothing to do - apart from the castle, there's pretty much nothing there, and we had to wait in the town centre for around 2 hours with nothing but our books for company, waiting for the return bus.

It's a pleasant day out of Minsk, but some expectation management is called for ...

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
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“Very nice castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Mir castle is a nice daytrip from Minsk. The castle has been well renovated, especially the ballroom. Sadly, like the rest of Belarus, staff speak basically no English, but there are English captions.

Visited May 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“Lovely castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Before we visited, we didn't know about the local history and all of the landlords, the owners of the castle. The visit is interesting and teaches you something new about the country's history. The exposition inside the castle can be walked through in an hour. There's also a hotel and a restaurant inside a castle, which I found intriguing. Next time, maybe...

Visited November 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“UNESCO Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site app 1.5 hours south of Minsk. The castle has been restored, but it's got beautiful grounds and the castle itself is pretty. The basement has a restaurant that serves local cuisine.

Visited August 2013
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Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
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“Imperssive restoration work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Only one castle in Belarus is so carefully restorated - so the best option what to see in country side, espessially in ome day trip from Minsk

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