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Largest wine barrel in the world

Located in the cellar of the castle, the barrel is huge and can hold more than 225,000 liters of... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
It's huge!

Many walk in here and view the first keg with actually is small compared to the real one. I... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed yesterday

The current picture for this site, is actually not the Worlds Largest Barrel, but it is obviously quite large. The Largest Barrel is off to the side in it's own room (I'll attach a picture). These barrels are in a wine cellar of a castle....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not quite sure how a wine barrel becomes a tourist attraction. But if you're excited about wine barrels, this would be the one to see. The amusing part is watching all the tourists running to take selfies with the wrong barrel! If you're at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank littleone1118
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Yep its the biggest one I have seen, however it is only a wine barrel. If you haven't seen one before you might as well see this one. It is within the Old Castle grounds

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

just the sides of the wine barrel will give you the hip cop, now imagine if it was full of wine? an image you will not forget

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank papo55
Reviewed September 13, 2018

In the cellar of the castle, the barrel is massive. there are a couple of other barrels just before you get to this one that are large . but this one is massive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GregB052148
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very large wine barrels - what else can one say? Can be found in a basement of the old castle. Impressive examples of wooden construction, but only worth seeing if you are already within the castle.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Located in the cellar of the castle, the barrel is huge and can hold more than 225,000 liters of wine! The barrel easily dwarfs the tourists swarming around it and there are stairs around the barrel leading to a viewing platform at the top. You...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed July 4, 2018

While visiting Heidelberg Castle, take the opportunity to have a look at the world's largest wine barrel. The giant wooden structure is certainly impressive.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jill3216_13
Reviewed May 8, 2018

This giant wooden barrel can hold roughly 57-58 gallons of wines. Today i guess it seems much to be as a tourist attraction with everyone having to take picture infront or the dance floor build on top of the barrel itself. Nice to visit tho....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank PEili K
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Many walk in here and view the first keg with actually is small compared to the real one. I wouldn't plan my day on seeing this but if you go to the castle you should take it in.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LRSkier2
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Nick Y
Derby, United Kingdom
Norwich Pub Crawl (3 Replies)
Evening All, We are visiting Norwich for the first time this Saturday and I'm just crossing the 't's and dotting the 'i's on a pub crawl I have put together. I'm interesting in a good selection of craft and cask ale but at the same time, enjoy pubs that are little quirky. I'm also going to try and make an effort not to drag my wife too far out of the centre (which I've been guilty of in the past on many occasion)... so this might sadly rule out the 'Fat Cat Brewery Tap'. Can anyone...More
November 21, 2018|
Response fromargyle_mikey|
Sounds idyllic Nick. You need to add The Kings Head (for beer) and The Adam and Eve (location, atmosphere) IMHO. Fat Cat is great if you’ve a beard and enjoy talking about real ale - I’d not bother again myself though. Mike
Valerie C
Sydney NSW
Will Eynsford be the same? (7 Replies)
Born bred and educated in Bromley, lived in Australia the past 40+ years. I'm wondering if my childhood memories will be shattered. I'm returning for a biennial visit focusing on places north but deciding on spending a couple of days in Kent before ending up staying with a Cotswolds based cousin. I really want to visit Eynsford but wonder if I would be disappointed actually staying there. I'm considering Tabsfield for 2 nights. Eynsford fits nicely with easy M20/M25 to shoot across to...More
October 09, 2012|
Response fromValerie C|
Thanks cubsur. LOL don't think I'll be taking a train to Bromley. I had a trip down memory lane when visiting alone in 2005 and drove to my old high school, but didn't go anywhere near the town. I remember visiting Lullingstone Castle as a child, but don't remember anything about it. Perhaps I will recognise it when we are there. I forgot to list it - it's so close we can hardly miss a visit. Thanks for the website - that's probably about the period when I visited as a child!!!! I'm...More
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During our stay - first night food at Mash Tun. Excellent food (although a bit expensive). Spoiled by localo drunks standing at the bar. seconf night at Old Pantry. Real home cooked food . . .the owner/cooked (Jenny I think) came to speak to us and accommodED OUR every ned 5 *
September 27, 2009|