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“Boring, not worth the ticket” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Eger Castle (Egri Var)

Eger Castle (Egri Var)
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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.
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Boring, not worth the ticket”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We bought a "walking around" ticket which proved to be nothing more than a short walk with a lot of blocked areas. Its mostly to get a view, which was in itself rather dull. No signs or notes are provided to give context to the place.

Visited September 2012
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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A piece of Hungarian history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you have ever longed to see a bit of 15-16th century Hungarian history, the Eger Castle is a must see. Used to defend the onslaught of the Turkish advancement in the early 16th century this fortification stopped the advancement of a Turkish army in the 1550's that was 10 times greater than the existing fortification of approximately 2000 . Istvan Dobo, the head of the Hungarian cavalry and army at that time is of course a hero to be remembered in the Hungarian heritage.

Take the time and visit the Eger Castle.

Visited September 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Historical fortress from the past centuries.
Nice landscape over the town of Eger.
Excellent place for wine tasting. (try: Bull's Blood or St.Andrea's wine)
Tasty dishes and warm hospitality.

Visited September 2012
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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Worth the tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a guided tour of this castle and at a reasonable rate.
Half restored so you get the best of both worlds.
Gotta Go kinda place.
Rube

Visited September 2011
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Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Historical site, loads of things to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I visited this place with my two kids. They loved the castle museum, the illustration and walking on the bastillion. You can spend loads of time just by looking down the city of Eger, taking pictures of the landscape or wondering around. The old prison was a bit of scary for kids, especially with all the instruments of torture inside. Overall, good experience, however, it is a shame that some of the exhibitions are not included in the price of the entrance ticket.

Visited August 2011
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