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Castle Rock Tower

Slottsfjellet, Tonsberg 3101, Norway
+47 33 34 81 26
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Daytrip to Norways Tower from year 1200, perfect family out, totaly ok with babys

A trip to Slottsfjelltårnet is a must when you visit Vestfold and Tønsberg, The tower is the main... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Niels H
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Tonsberg, Norway
Great views of Tønsberg

Perhaps the most important landmark in Tønsberg is Slottsfjellet, a tower standing on the hill... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2018
Adele H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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The present tower on Castle Rock was built in 1888 after the first tower, built by the Tonsberg Maritime Club in 1856, burned to the ground.The original cross from the Church of Our Lady can be seen in the tower. Cato Engers model of the castle Castrum Tunsbergis has been casted in bronze and has it's place close to the tower. Mail dispatched from Castle Rock Tower has its own postmark with a special motif. The tower is 17 m high. There are three royal inscriptions on the tower.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest city” (3 reviews)
“ruins” (5 reviews)
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Slottsfjellet, Tonsberg 3101, Norway
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

A trip to Slottsfjelltårnet is a must when you visit Vestfold and Tønsberg, The tower is the main attraction that is left from the original castle and alonge the mounten ridge the tower is built on you will also find the town museum and a...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Perhaps the most important landmark in Tønsberg is Slottsfjellet, a tower standing on the hill overlooking the city. It was erected in 1888 as a memorial to Tønsberg Fortress, the old fortress, of which just a few ruins remain today.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

the highest point in tønsberg overlooking the city. It is a nice and easy walk up from the city which can be done of all who are able to walk a bit up.. It is nice to walk down on the other side so you...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

An interesting monument that you can visit for free. You can see Tonsberg from up high and there is the tower with the signatures of the kings who visited it by the years.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

A cousin and I were visiting Tønsberg and decided to visit the old fortifications. Within the remains of the walls is a "new" tower only 130 years old. The view from the top of the tower is amazing and well worth the effort getting to...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

90 steps and then you got a very nice view ! You saw the city and the sea. From the museum the walk was about 10-15 minutes, and you had to take about 50 steps before you came opp to the castle. To get to...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

Castle Rock Tower is in a prime position on Slottsfjellet, a small hill in the centre of Tønsberg. We were unable to visit the tower when we were in Tønsberg but we still managed to get a good view of it. It is impressive and...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited with my sister on the first day of our holiday to Norway and wanted to walk around after the flight and get a feel for the country a little. After seeing the viking ship in the harbor we headed up to the castle and...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Providing an excellent view over Norways oldest city the steps you take to reach the top are worth the effort. Children seemed to be enjoying the experience much as well.

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

A must see. Lots of history in a small area. Great for kids and adults. Great view from the top of the tower.

Thank Rune G
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