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Must see medieval castle!

Toured several of the local castles and this was my favorite. They normally don’t offer guided... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Sacramento, California
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Fantastic castle

Went with family for the Hefaiston smithy festival and really loved the castle. Its size is... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Dorota W
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Aug 18, 2018
“Must see medieval castle!”
Aug 26, 2017
“Fantastic castle”
Tyn nad Becvou, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Toured several of the local castles and this was my favorite. They normally don’t offer guided tours in English but the guide let me tag along. He gave me a brief explanation in English after each stop which really added to the experience. You can’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Went with family for the Hefaiston smithy festival and really loved the castle. Its size is impressive and it's nice to see a medieval building in such good state (although partly rebuilt). Our four year old was mesmerised with the tower and I think the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dorota W
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this place with our small kids. Very nice location as well as very well treated. It was only one thing which I was missing - it was impossible to pay by credit card. Anywhere. In the pub, at the entrance, nowhere. I believe...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jiri R
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Close enough to Olomouc for a pleasant afternoon visit. Ask for the English language pamphlet guide ģat the ticket office. Wear walking shoes and take water because the parking lot is at the bottom of the hill. The castle walls and gates are fascinating. There...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ChristineMargaret
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Ruins of a castle seem an interesting option during a trip through Czech Rupublic. Situated close to the major Ostrava-Olomouc-Brno motorway, offers interesting views on the surrounding area. There is a collection of steel artworks located in the castle. That's a pity that few areas...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank SzymonW
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We find the sign posts for attractions in the Czech Republic sometimes hard to follow or find. But once there it was an enjoyable couple of hours. Not crowded. Easy parking. A 400m walk up the road from the car park. History sheet given to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jillianta
Reviewed 22 November 2014

This palace is a REAL one and we were so pleased to find it still open (until 30 Oct.) We were given literature to read and could easily see how the unassailable structure was the perfect home for rogues! Saw 2 wild boars happily grazing...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank W9937FMChris
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Helfstyn Castle is situated on top of a hill. Unfortunately, when I got there, it was extremely foggy. Minus is that I couldn't see the views from the top of the towers, but on the other hand, it gave the castle a mysterious look. Entry...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Nico S
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

For fans of history, or casual Game of Thrones viewerd, absolutely a must see. It sits at the top of the big mountain and withstanded all of the sieges during its 700 years of history.

2  Thank 830krzysztofp
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a huge castle with parts in good order and others in ruins. There are lookouts in various places which give you a nice view. Since this castle is located at the top a small mount, the views are very nice of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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