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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 225 93 06
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The only surviving "castle of the count."

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Good if you havent seen a lot of castles

We enjoyed a half an hour here, beautifully restored castle. Maybe we have seen too many castles in our travels but 10 euro seemed a lot for a relatively small castle

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a half an hour here, beautifully restored castle. Maybe we have seen too many castles in our travels but 10 euro seemed a lot for a relatively small castle

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle is imposing in its location and size. It begs you to pay the relatively high entrance fee to wander through it. There are signs telling you how each room was used. Then you do a little more reading and you understand that EVERYTHING you are seeing was reconstructed almost from scratch a little over 100 years ago. A... More 

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Thank Elliott K
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went twice already with friends ! I enjoyed it, was not the waw factor but still interesting to do and know more about Ghent s history ! A little bit lugubrious at some rooms but all fine ;-) just good to kno :-) Good views on top of the roof on Ghent city x

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed exploring around the castle. My favorite part was the hall of weapons and battle armor; really cool! We got to the castle just before noon in early December and almost had the place to ourselves. Highly recommended!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this castle, as they show it as it truly was. I learned quite a lot here. The first room we went in was all about the Middle Ages. I learned here how the soldiers clothed themselves with all their protection against the enemy, as well as all the possible weapons they could wear. I couldn’t fathom how anyone... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Historic castle in the city centre, well worth a visit and lovely views of the city centre from the roof where you can see several points of interest.

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Thank Catherine B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting castle with great views of city. Wow, the history of torture is a theme at every pass. Collections of actual devices is still haunting.

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Thank Zach P
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One would not expect to find a medieval castle with a moat right in the middle of a fairly big city. Interesting to see how the city development took place around it. The entrance ticket is a bit pricey and it would be nice to have more labels in English, but overall well worth a visit.

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Thank Adrian G
San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a numbered tour here which is a little confusing at times but gives you a good idea of how the castle worked. There are displays of weapons and armor and a separate display of punishments and tortures. There are also beautiful views of Ghent. All in all, well worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a little pricey but worth it. You can stroll at your leisure and take in all the history. The view from the top is very pretty

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