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It's Really Old!

This tower is a remnant of an ancient Vernon castle dating back to the 12th century! You cannot go... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Sue M
Williamsburg, Virginia
Interesting Tower

Amazing this tower still stands over the years. The gardens nearby in the park is very nice. You... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2015
Fiddletown, California
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Jul 30, 2019
“5 minutes will see it "Done"!”
Aug 9, 2018
“Walled in city”
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

A good photo opportunity but that's about all. Set in small gardens with current building works in progress so not particularly scenic. What you see is what you get. There is no access to the tower and no information boards about the tower.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Vernon was a protected, walled city along the Seine river. This tower is a beautiful souvenir of past history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debsteroonie
Reviewed May 9, 2018

As we wandered around the town, our guide pointed out this tower. The tower is all that remains of the original Vernon castle that had been built in the early 1100s. This tower was known as "the keep" used for defense purposes. You can see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This tower is a remnant of an ancient Vernon castle dating back to the 12th century! You cannot go in it and a small plaza with a fountain was built next to it. It's nice that it has survived all these centuries.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed July 16, 2017

As everything that I have seen in Vernon...Useless, drab, grey and sad... Really disappointing. It is a tower, clearly remade.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rosaria E
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Nice tower, remainder of an ancient fortress, visible only externally. Nowadays it is surrounded by civil buildings and houses. In the same street one can see some nice medieval houses with wooden structure.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

Im not sure I would walk all the way to see this tower from city center, take your car. From far away you can also see it and its just as impressive.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We walked around the watch tower and the attached medieval protective walks. The history is interesting as this is connected to Richard the Lion Hearted, but you can't go inside. Just worth walking by.....

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Robert L
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Amazing this tower still stands over the years. The gardens nearby in the park is very nice. You can see the tower from afar, good locator. The tower was not open the day were we there.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank scvrose
Reviewed October 8, 2014

This Archives Tower is one of the more interesting things to see in Vernon. The 72 foot-high structure was built as a keep in the late 1100s. There is no castle here now, except for a few remnants, but the big tower has survived (albeit...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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