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Review of Rakvere Castle

Rakvere Castle
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$52.22*
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Day Tour to Rakvere
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Rakvere
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Medieval adventure! If you come to visit us you will arrive to the 16th century! We have a thematic park where children and grownups can enjoy the day, wear knight and warrior clothes, play games and study the life of medieval people. One of the main reasons to come and visit Rakvere Castle are the Chambers. Torture Chamber, Chamber of Death and HELL. Worth of visit is also Red Lights street, Medieval Brothel, Barber shop and Alchemic room. Quests are welcoming also different animals and the gloriest of them al is a Donkey called Mickens!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful medieval experience. The preservation of the history is very interesting and the castle has a very authentic feel. The traditional lunch and shooting the long bows add to the charm. The trip through the torture chamber was hair raising but the "modernized" special effects made it feel a bit corny. The best bit was sampling the local vodkas.

Thank Satish B
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

It's a mix between a ruïn and a castle, more castle then ruïn. Definitely worth visiting, especially with a familiy in summertime due to all the efforts the local Rakvere people have put into organising all kind of small events/things happening inside the castle. Through the whole day all kind entertaining events are going on.

The castle itsself: it is a good one. It's not the best, but there are many more ruïns in worse conditions. Rakvere Castle gives enough insight how a mediëval castle looked like.

Thank KoosReitsma
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Was surprised to see a lot of effort put in the area: a medieval fair with people dressed up as medieval people and you were allowed to climb and go almost everywhere. However, the minus comes from listening all of the explanations (e.g. torture chamber) in Estonian but not even available in English - which is weird since the entrance fee is relatively high for locals. Our Finnish skills helped us to say on board with the info but I can only imagine what the other nationalities were getting out of it.

Thank Jaana_Soulforge
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Earlier I thought, that there are only ruins, but it was a nice surprise, that in the castle yard there were lots of activities. Also, the torture and horror chamber was classy - would not recommend to go in this chamber and labyrinth with young children - too scary for them

Thank Triin H
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We booked this as an excursion from our cruise. The countryside is beautiful as are the castle ruins. I found it to be a bit "touristy" with some of the props, in fact our guide referred to some of it as a "little like an amusement park" but putting that aside we enjoyed it a lot. A word of caution if you have lunch there, the "fish pie" was so fishy tasting that it was a total turn off for me. It would have been a good lunch otherwise.

Thank DecembeSarah
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