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Narva Castle

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Address: Peterburi mnt 2, Narva 20308, Estonia
Phone Number: +3723599230

The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh...

The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva Castle is the most diverse and best preserved defence structure in Estonia. The area of the castle is 3.2 hectares, and the highest point is the Tall Hermann Tower (51 metres). Today you can visit the museum in the castle, were the displays explain the history of Narva and the castle. There are handicraft workshops in the northern courtyard, where you can try your hand at various techniques and handicrafts.

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Nice medieval castle

Very nice castle. There is museum inside, so everyone can know more about the history of Narva. There are beautiful views: river, border, russian side castle, which is right in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice castle. There is museum inside, so everyone can know more about the history of Narva. There are beautiful views: river, border, russian side castle, which is right in front of Narva castle. I find this place beautiful and I would recommend it to everyone for visiting.

Thank Aleffy
Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

nice complex with several activities, museum, northern yard with life of 17th century, restaurant with local food, nice views all over the city and EU border

Thank iv012
Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Renewed castle on Estonias side. Lovely weaw ti russian side and from the tower upon Narva. There is also nice restaurant with reasonable prices for food or beverages.

Thank northerntraveller157
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

nice castle with a very nice and green park. good for having your bring-your-own beer or pick nick. very well maintained park.

Thank Remo G
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Narva Castle aka Hermanni Linnus is located by the river and across the river to Ivangorod Castle. Great views to Russia too!

Thank Jan R
Tallinn, Estonia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Historical review- interesting visit. Kids loved market inside the castle. Cafeteria was closed but word is running, that new restaurant will be opened soon...

Thank Margit R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Lovely castle and a great day out. Enough to do also. Views over the river and looking into Russia are great.

Thank hayden g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Great reconstruction and certainly cheap admission too! Narva is 95% Russian. The University students speak English. Visit the Tourist Information Center before going in. Very helpful and low cost great little souvenirs too! You can see the huge Russian Fortress across the river. Long line to wait to cross the border. You will need a Visa... More 

Thank seemenow76
Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Very beautiful castle, You can even see an other castle in Russia from here! There is a museum shop too!

Thank OutiN_13
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Ancient castle, which official name is Hermann Castle, built in 13th century, now is the town museum, where you can find different historical exhibitions, and try yourself in different handicrafts and just a stunning place. Russian castle from pretty much the same age is just across the river. which makes this place unique and very special. You have to visit... More 

Thank Janny K

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