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Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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A castle ruin stuck on a crumbling rock

You can almost drive up to the door, there are few spaces right in front, opposite the coffee shop, more below. If you drive right up it might be difficult to turn around. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can almost drive up to the door, there are few spaces right in front, opposite the coffee shop, more below. If you drive right up it might be difficult to turn around. The path is full of steps which increase in difficulty up to the second level which gives very good views- only sporty attempt the third level leading... More 

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Thank Werner S
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic place to visit Really could not understand how they managed to build the castle Great views along the coast in all directions Not a place for those who are need of support to walk

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place after a long and winding road. It is cut from the side of the mountain and has a history covering centuries. There are a total of 400 steps to reach the top but the views from the first and second levels are still worth the visit. The whole of Kyrenia is spread out below you... More 

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is on three levels, the first two being reached by a steady climb. However to reach the third level it is quite a steep climb but the views from the top are spectacular. The castle is quite spread out and mainly the outer walls have been preserved. I would recommend a visit here.

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Thank elshwizard
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to do this in the spring or Autumn, gets very hot in Cyprus during the summer months! You need to be reasonably fit as there is quite a bit of climbing steep steps, particularly if you intend going to the very top watchtower. The views are absolutely stunning, plenty of opportunities for photographs, but take some water, there are... More 

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Thank Coffer52
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking through the corridors high up in the castle I had the nicest experience. A little cloud also passed through a corridor. The view is breathtaking.

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An evocative place with wild scenery. Cool in winter when we visited, but the views were spectacular from the top.

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is great. The views from the top are breathtaking and the climb itself is so interesting. It is really worth visiting. It is a little tricky to get to, though. Wee took a taxi up for 15€ and hiked down to the city (got a map at the tourist information centre). That gave us plenty of time to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely interesting with great views BUT very steep, and rather uneven climb. If you are youngish and fit you will make it to the top(third storey), if not, just go to the second storey.

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Solbjerg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good experience if you are fit ( a lot of stairs to climb) but very difficult to find your way around. Fantastic views

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