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Gravensteen Castle

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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 09-225-9306
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The only surviving "castle of the count."

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Unique castle in the middle of the town

In the centrum of gent you can find a very nice castle at the border of the river. You can do a nice tour,with quite some info and things to see. Around there are a lot of pubs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the centrum of gent you can find a very nice castle at the border of the river. You can do a nice tour,with quite some info and things to see. Around there are a lot of pubs and restaurants

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous building built over several centuries. Looked fantastic but we actually vowed it from the river as the place was swarming with school children all yelling and screaming

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

it's very wise inside but it's much more wiser from the outside. well, actually it depends if there are some exibitions going on inside or not. but on an average day you will just find a castle with empty rooms. the view from the top is very nice however.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first real castle! It was amazing to see such an old castle right in the middle of a modern town. The views were quite beautiful. So happy that the city of Ghent renovated this historical site. Lots of history and the artifacts are amazing.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well organised route to explore the castle and good explanations on the artefacts on display. Very good views from the battlements.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed doing a self-guided tour of this castle. A great exhibition of weaponry and horrible torture implements!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great castle with a little unguided tour. Great views of the city from the top! Young kids will love it!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best castles I have visited, the path you take is very well organised and takes in all the sites. The information is in four languages, and so easy to follow. Very enjoyable. Best to get a Ghent Card, this gets you into the castle, museums and on the trams. Various length of stays, works out... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a castle, but it was a count's castle, not a king/queen, so it's small. There is a torture exhibit, a couple of swords and guns to see, plenty of stairs and that's about it. You could see it all in about 20 minutes or less. It's fine if you've never been in a castle before, but it's not all... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle is very close to the Graslei and Korenlei in Ghent and is very easy to access. All of the places are signposted and numbered which makes getting around the castle itself very easy! The exhibits are well kept and written in various languages. You can also get some really beautiful pictures of the city from the open spaces... More 

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