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Gravensteen

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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed exploring this castle and the view from the top was great. We tried the audioguide but quit about halfway through. It was very silly and seemed more for kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank srb7181
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great castle to see, you can see nearly all of it. Though the stories in the audio guide can be quite random.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank benstokoe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a nice and historical castle. You should visit when you go to Ghent. It is in Ghent city centre.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank legatoo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was grossed out when I noticed the staff doesn’t clean the audio guide headphones after they are returned. They just go right back on the table. At least provide a sani-wipe optional if you want to wipe the hair grease and dandruff off your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank valleylily
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fort was closed around during my time of visit (4:00 PM) on Ode Gand festival. Got to know that it is 10th century castle, Looks good from the outside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SaiVengatesh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is stunning from the outside, in such good condition it’s hard to comprehend it was built in the 12th century. We loved the audio guide although skipped the room with the top five executions as that was a bit too gruesome for the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Judy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an afternoon tour here, just the two of us, with a headset each. The guided tour was brilliant- the voiceover a bit silly but amusing and quite interesting to understand a bit of the history. It's a beautiful castle and good views from the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HK-8932
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a recommendation from a local who still does this tour, we did it. Amazing history with a helpful and informative audio tour (a little comical at times). Well worth the admission. Also, using the gent city pass, makes this even more worth it if...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Justinboone1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should spend some time in it!!! A magnificent place, representative of the history of the north territory of Belgium!!! Through the tour you will travel back in time, up to 12th century..

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank marioskotz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle is brilliant to walk around with fantastic panoramic views of the city and we got free tickets from our hotel, so saved €10 per person which was a bonus. Some staff were amazingly friendly, others just rude. A please or thank you rather than...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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jadblue
April 6, 2018|
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Response from justynaszlosarczyk | Reviewed this property |
The city center is very accessible. The best option is to leave the car outside of the heart of the town. It is very easy to get to the biggest highlights walking or cycling.
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notanexpert123
March 16, 2018|
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Response from lisa8369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is included. Worth the trip.
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Ryan B
May 23, 2015|
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Response from Bicyclerepairman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some parts were closed on our visit in April. But there is still plenty to see.
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