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Ayasoluk Castle

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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey
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Great location and easy to get to. The castle dominates the hilltop and is a logical place of defense, the fortress survives.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cranbrook, Canada
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Steinkjer, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance to the castle is on the same ticket as St. John's Cathedral. After the Cathedral we were rather overwhelmed by all the old stone, and were contemplating on not going to the upper level of the museum grounds. I'm very happy we did! The ruins have been very nicely restored, but in a way that makes it *very* clear... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and easy to get to. The castle dominates the hilltop and is a logical place of defense, the fortress survives.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is a bit of a hike to get to the top of the hill, it is really worth all of the effort. The castle has in parts been sympathetically restored - and is still a work in progress, which we think makes it all the more interesting, especially as it complements St. John's Basilica below (and part of... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 

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Thank Averil N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Singapore
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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!

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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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