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Bory Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I lived nearby for 18 years. I have been to the Bory castle with family, with friends, with guests several times. Cant get bored of it. It is always an adventure to go upstairs to the towers and look around from the top. I like this Scotland-style private castle.

Thank SzilardKallai
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

very nice small castle - though a bit far from center. We were lucky to get a free lift with the small tourist train - it took around 15 min to get there. Definetely a must see if you are in Szekesfehervar.

Thank BudaJay
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were there in a very hot Sunday and arrived just at lunchtime. This was lucky timing - no crowd. On the otherhand it was unlucky since the art gallery was about closing. NOTE: catle is open 10am-6pm but the gallery has a lunchbreak 12-3pm!!
The castle is very well maintained, in good condition. Grandchildren of Mr. Bory are taking care of it.
Works of art tell you a lot about the history of Hungary and also the perception of the Castle's builder. All of them are titled in 3 languages (HU, GB, G) - makes the place more enjoyable for foreigners at well.
The labyrinth set up of the property brings you can to the romantism and helps your children finding the way to love art. Our 11-yr old was amazed by the Castle!

I think it is a must see for all Hungarians and provide unforgetteable experience option for foreigners.

The way to the place is well signed from the borders of Székesfehérvár, easy to find.

2  Thank Georgina552
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Bory-vár (Bory Castle) was built as a labour of love by artist János Bory, celebrating his wife and mediaeval romance in architecture, sculpture and paintings. The outcome is like a film-set and small wonder that it's a popular place for locals to have wedding photos taken. It's closed for the winter but once the sunshine comes out again it's well worth a visit.

1  Thank Gruffl
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

On every trip to Hungary, we make the effort to visit Bory Var castle in the city of Szekesfehervar. it is not well publicized, which is a shame, because it is well worth visiting.
Bory "Castle" was built primarily by one man (see the write up about him in one of the pictures I've attached) over a period of 40 years. When you see the scope and workmanship of this castle, it becomes all the more amazing that one man, with just a little help from others, built it.
It is a little tough to find as it is smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood. There are a few signs for it, but we still have to drive around the streets looking for it every time we come. Inside the castle are paintings and other artwork done by the builder and his wife. Entrance to the castle costs only a few dollars, and because it isn't well known, you will have it mostly to yourself. There are no "tours" and you can easily spend an hour or so looking at the artwork and marvelling--as you wander around outside--that one man built this.
Unfortunately the care of the gardens seems this time to have deteriorated from past visits. Despite that, however, this place is well worth a visit.

8  Thank Lisa52164
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