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Gravensteen Castle

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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did not take the audio tour as we heard that it was rather disappointing and aimed towards a younger audience. The best part about the castle was the view on top. From here you can see the Ghent skyline and the three main big...More

Thank leonieb19
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great fun, and fantastic views of Ghent. There is a wonderful courtyard that a travel companion who couldn't handle all the stairs enjoyed while she waited for us to finish our explorations. Thankfully her entrance fee was refunded when she quickly realized that her knees...More

Thank mmfun
Reviewed 4 days ago

Childhood memories and more Review of Gravensteen Castle Pending review I was born in Gent and have mixed memories of growing up here. After 30 years living and working abroad I returned early 2017. My city has changed a lot over the years and for...More

Thank Geert A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're just after a nice walk around an old castle and not actually interested to learn anything about it would probably be a nice hour. I could imagine my neice and nephew would find some of the humour hilarious the audiotour is definitely aimed...More

Thank T5767YU
Reviewed 5 days ago

I adore castles, and Gravensteen Castle must be a stunning one back in her days, and it remains until now. Make sure you pick up your headset guide on your way in. We did not realize it was included with the entry ticket, and I...More

Thank 58chantalm
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle was incredible! We used the English audio guide and it was informative and hilarious. This was the best audio guide we’d ever heard. We definitely recommend touring this castle.

Thank Jefre N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's be honest, how often haven't you gone to a museum or other sight and gotten the audiotour which is boring in the best case. You diligently work your way through the numbers halfway deciding to cut them off and skip parts. Well, this will...More

Thank Luecht
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle was very amazing! Be sure and get the audio guide so you can learn the history of the castle. Very interesting! There is also some coats of armor to see and some very nice views of Ghent.

Thank KathyK835
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was the self guided audio tour by far the most hilarious commentary I have ever heard, but the castle was immaculately preserved! Although not furnished like most castles, there was beautiful caricatures that went along with the very funny audio portion of the...More

Thank Kingsley313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to visit. You should see the view from the top. Take the audio narrator it is fun. You can feel the history.

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6 April 2018|
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Response from justynaszlosarczyk | Reviewed this property |
The city center is very accessible. The best option is to leave the car outside of the heart of the town. It is very easy to get to the biggest highlights walking or cycling.
16 March 2018|
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Response from lisa8369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is included. Worth the trip.
23 May 2015|
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Response from Bicyclerepairman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some parts were closed on our visit in April. But there is still plenty to see.