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Gravensteen Castle

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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found the castle quite boring with no soul & enough history atmosphere. I’ve been to many castles that has beautiful historical energy but didn’t feel it with this one. One very good thing was the view of the city which was the positive outcome...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This very impressive castle is right in the town centre. There is a signposted walk round which is useful. The views from the top are impressive. unfortunately the content is a bit lacking compared to other sites like this. Not really very good value.

Thank Nicked2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

From our canal cruise we saw this majestic castle, sitting proudly in the water on 3 sides. it was imposing as we turned the corner in the canal to see this very large castle .

Thank Helan29
Reviewed 5 days ago

The long time ago was water around this castle. You can feel the ages, the old stone can tell you our history, just listen to this story. Carriage with horses will bring you to another century and you will feel the other world...

Thank NicoleIrena
Reviewed 6 days ago

So interesting from the bridge - great photography! It looks so big and is we enjoyed the castle being right near the city center. Lots of history.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There really wasn’t anything in this castle that I haven’t seen in other castles. Not our favorite destination in Ghent

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is in the centre of town, I did not find it overly interesting. The walk through was OK but there are numerous steps.

Thank wwwt56
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Gravensteen. We had to change plans at the last minute, and they were very helpful in accommodating us and changing our reservations. The hotel is in a perfect location, right across from the castle and...More

Thank Resort520265
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of spiral staircases but rewarding for the views. The exhibits of historical weapons is well worth a visit. Unfortunately the torture chambers were not open when we visited

Thank Iguana56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Castle and lovely to walk around. Needs more information and displays on what life was like in the old days. Its a real gem, they could do more with it to give visitors some sense of history. It is so stunning at night from...More

Thank Karina O
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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.
March 16, 2018|
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Response from lisa8369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is included. Worth the trip.
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.