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“A fort next to the Danube river”
Review of Baba Vida Fortress

Baba Vida Fortress
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Vidin
Certificate of Excellence
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ATHENS
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A fort next to the Danube river”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very good maintained fort a turistic attraction of Vidin town. Has easy access by foot, north, at the end of touristic route along the river. Also outside the fort has a popular beach that the people of Vidin swim at the summer time. The ticket in order to visit fort is quite cheap (2€).

Visited August 2013
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Moscow, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Just an old castle.”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Not so interested place, reconstruction is poor. Good view to the river but nothing else. And in someplace it's smell like toilet..(

Visited August 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nice fortress, worth a visit”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

A castle/fort on the banks of the Danube. Not well described in terms of plaques or areas telling you about the place, but worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Whitefield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“an impressive piece of medieval history”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

As other reviewers have said this castle is hard to find and I almost gave up and found it on my second attempt at end of baba vida street and end of town. It is very cheap to enter -less than a pound. It is a very commanding well built solid structure -totally bereft of furnishings as there is no national trust or English heritage here. However plaques - not always in English-sometimes in german I think plus Bulgarian give some idea of functionality. The views from top of and across Danube. are stunning and you get the perspective of the Turks in charge. Walk round outside of castle for free and also get some good photos and enjoy a nice cheap beer at friendly bar also just outside. Like other visitors I noticed swimmers sunbathers and fisherman enjoying the surroundings. It is a good green lung at end of easy lovely parkland path from port and centre.

Visited July 2013
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Strahilovo
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good location that is not easy to find.”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Little in the way of directions as to how to find the fortress, we just drove around!
It's a beautiful castle, fairly complete and located on the banks of the Danube. There is some information about the castle and a layout diagram, but when you get inside there is little. There is a steep slope from one level to the upper level which when we were there was damp. As the cobbles are shinny it was like walking on ice. The is a one hand rail but it stops short of the bottle. If walking is a problem this is probably best not tackled.

Visited July 2013
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