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Ayasoluk Castle

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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey

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Occupying an impressive position on top of the Ayasoluk Hill, the Castle is something to take the attention; the height of the walls, size of the castle, etc. Inside it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Averil N
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Occupying an impressive position on top of the Ayasoluk Hill, the Castle is something to take the attention; the height of the walls, size of the castle, etc. Inside it is unfortunately less interesting as it is almost a shell but it is still worth taking the time to wander around and look out over the walls on the lovely... More 

Thank Averil N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from selcuk dolmus station. Entrance fee 10tl. This castle stands overlooking selcuk. Once inside you pass the ancient roman ruins. Then you you follow the path that takes you into the castle. The castle on the outside look impresive but once inside needs to have better paths and layout. The views are fantastic.

Thank kenny10564
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

stunning structure located on a hill. didn't go inside but was amazed how this structure had a commanding influence on the town

Thank jlantern3
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I love this castle, theres a lot beautiful flower around the gate, its was beautiful to take pictures. Theres not much to see inside the castle, and not so many tourists coming here.

Thank Ameilia21
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We had to climb uphill from the Basilica up the Ayasoluk hill to get here. Sadly, we did not get to go in the castle as it was already closed. However, the view from above was stunning and breezy. We sat here enjoying the view before heading back down again.

Thank swim_jess
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

I didn't get to go in (it was closing) but standing from the outside, it look majestic and somehow transport you back in time. Awesome open space and the commanding structure of the castle. Great view of Selcuk from the hill top!

Thank Addy68
East London UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Julie and I visited Ayasuluk on a hot day in February! Inspite of her crutch and my age (73) we managed the long climb, through St John's Church up to the citadel. We say just 8 people, so different from the crowds in September, my last visit. The views are amazing and the builders involved in the restoratin of the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is a notable fortress and the info boards along with Wikipedia filling in the gaps will tell you all you need to know. Once again the Turkish government is putting a lot of lire into renovations and this magnificent structure will be even more impressive in the future. As it is, you can walk a lot of it, but... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

I was unfortunate that I could not enter the castle because it closes at 3pm but the structure is impressive even from outside. The hill gives you a panoramic view of the town and the ambience is so relaxing. Be sure to visit in the second half of the day to avoid the crowds.

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

I love a good castle and have been lucky to visit many over 30+ years but owing to being on a Bus Tour I only got to admire from afar ! When we first saw the castle on the way to Epheus I thought you beauty , it looks great but no !! We visited a carpet warehouse instead !!!... More 

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