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Narva Castle

Peterburi mnt 2, Narva 20308, Estonia
+372 359 9230
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went past this castle 14 years ago on a bus from St Petersburg to Tallinn and didn't have a chance... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
mcguinmj888
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fantastic castle nested on the edge of the river Narva and actual edge of the EU, this place is... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Cimmerianbloke
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Overijse, Belgium
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The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva Castle is the most diverse and best preserved defence structure in Estonia. The area of the castle is 3.2 hectares, and the highest point is the Tall Hermann Tower (51 metres). Today you can visit the museum in the castle, were the displays explain the history of Narva and the castle. There are handicraft workshops in the northern courtyard, where you can try your hand at various techniques and handicrafts.
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Peterburi mnt 2, Narva 20308, Estonia
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

went past this castle 14 years ago on a bus from St Petersburg to Tallinn and didn't have a chance to see it - so after all those years finally got the chance and very impressive with the banks of the Narva river flanked by...More

1  Thank mcguinmj888
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Fantastic castle nested on the edge of the river Narva and actual edge of the EU, this place is both magical and unsettling. Although Estonian, most people working there would be Russians, as 90% of Narva folks are ethnic Russians, English doesn't go a long...More

1  Thank Cimmerianbloke
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of (many) centuries past while overlooking the river and waving to Russia on the other side. Most of the complex is free of charge and you can explore it at your leisure, but access to...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of steps - 8 floors, and lot's of small rooms. Not suitable to visit with infants, but interesting for bit older kids. In medieval yard there are different activities

Thank Triin H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I highly recommend arranging a private tour guide, we paid for an English speaking guide that was very informative, well worth the small additional charge.

Thank rltipton86
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Narva Castle and its bastions have been a huge fortification and are still avesome. The fortress has been at the forefront of the East/West border for centuries, and still is! The first castle was built in the 13th century and gradually strengtened by the...More

1  Thank EeroE
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Visited the Narva Museu in the castle The castle is a real historic masterpiece with a lot of potential for story telling. As a guest not having a guided tour, it was just a collection of items from different times, several small exhibitions, but no...More

Thank 726anu
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were probably the only two guests on this day, But we did like the time. View was awsome. The best idea of climing up on stairs :D

1  Thank ItsErkki
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to finally get there what a Long journey started from London but I loved the whole experience!

1  Thank Am76travel
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the castle with my partner on a day trip from Tallinn where we based our holiday. It was a short walk from hotel Narva where we stayed for the night and I'd say 15 mins from the train station. We'd read a little...More

1  Thank DJH80
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