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“Easy trip out of Bratislava, great views”
Review of Devin Castle

Devin Castle
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Owner description: Located a few miles west of Bratislava, this castle was once part of the Roman border in the first century A.D. and later became the seat of the Great Moravian Empire and a strategic post during the Turkish Wars.
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“Easy trip out of Bratislava, great views”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Rainy day in Bratislava so went to Bratislava Castle but closed due to visit by European heads of state. Jumped on 29 bus and for 90 cents soon at Devin Castle, perched high on a rock overlooking flooded Danube and Moravia rivers. Imposing ruins, perhaps a little over- restored, set out in beautiful grounds with the most spotless toilets I have ever visited ! Bus back to city every hour - and an hour is just about right to see the castle and take a few stunning pics of the surrounding countryside.

Visited June 2013
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“more a ruin than a castle”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

catch the x13 bus from the main station(or on route)to the EUROVEA shopping mall.Change to bus28 (buy 2 tickets at bus stop one for outward to Devin and one for return cost 1.80 euros.Note:when you get off coming back you catch the X13 at the same bus stop that you got off the bus 28.When you arrive at DEVIN village there are no signs to indicate where the castle is.I suggest you cross the road and turn left behind the bus stop for going back to Bratislava.There is a long flat winding road towards the castle.You will arrive at a hotel/café complex with outdoor seating situated below Devin castle.It was pouring with rain when I arrived and there was no one around.spookey!Walked from the cafes towards a path leading up to the castle came to a ticket booth and bought a ticket for 3euros half price for children,oaps,students.I walked through the beautiful grounds up a winding gently rising path towards the brooding castle with lightning flashes/rain and thunder.It took only 20 minutes to go around the ruins as half the castle is closed for repairs and restoration.The views of the Danube below and the general countryside was magnificent so spent another 30 minutes taking photos.It was spookey though! I was there on my own.Eventually walked back to the hotel below had a delicious cappuccino and reception informed me there was a bus back to Bratislava in 17minutes.A gentle walk back to the bus stop and I noticed there was a little shuttle bus waiting but it did not stop in a place I knew in Bratislava so decided to wait for the 28 bus which came shortly after.I would suggest half a day is more than a enough for a visit unless you plan a picnic.

Visited May 2013
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“A really nice combination of factors make for an excellent visit”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

There are so many things to appreciate about Devin. It is at a stunning location where rivers meet, it is easy to get to on a cheap city bus from the UFO bridge in the centre of the city (should cost you less than 2 Euros return). It is cheap to get into, historical, the countryside is beautiful and you feel you are away from it all, and near the base there are a few nice places to have a snack and a drink.

Visited May 2013
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“Don't forget the Danube!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

In addition to exploring the castle, you can walk the path along the Danube and see various monuments to those that lost their lives trying to get to Austria. Views from the castle and along the river are excellent, making the whole area worth a visit!

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth the trip”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Although in ruins, it's still worth the trip because of the lush surrounds and the great view. It takes only 30 minutes on a local bus.

Visited May 2013
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