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Great views

The walk up to the chateau is quite steep and difficult. Did not go in the chateau itself, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Philip D
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Great views from the cemetery lane

We visited on a beautiful (hot) September day and drove up to the top for parking at the Chateau to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mt. Vernon
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Beynac, the most authentic Feudal Fortress of the Perigord. Visitor, welcome to the Feudal Fortress of Beynac. Here, between sky ans earth, time has stopped. Perched high on a cliff at breath-taking heights, the Castle of Beynac acts as a stone...more
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Route du Chateau, 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The walk up to the chateau is quite steep and difficult. Did not go in the chateau itself, but there are a number of shops and restaurants at the top of the climb. Great views along the river.

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on a beautiful (hot) September day and drove up to the top for parking at the Chateau to avoid walking. The views over the valley are superb - find the cemetery and the cliff-edge road...you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a rainy day in September, a guided English tour is available at 12:30 everyday which we missed but there is information available in English around the castle. The best part about the castle is the view, lots to do with the kids...More

Thank James9marshall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the way up to the castles through the medieval village and the castle itself. No fancy decorations, but great views and a good impression how castle life may have looked like. Our kids would have enjoyed it as well!

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle takes some beating both in location and look. It's how you imagine a castle should be and it has the history to go with it. It's also set in a lovely little village. The cafe just outside the castle is worth a stop...More

1  Thank George P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit of a hike up to the castle (i think you can also drive) but the views are simply amazing. The castle itself is a perfect visit for young children. A good few interesting rooms to visit but not so many that kids...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accesable from our campsite,short little climb up through the village and you are rewarded wirh stunning views. Big queue for the interior so missed that. Still worth it.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This chateau is well worth the trip. Climb to the top and be rewarded with the most spectacular vista of the region. It's breathtaking.

1  Thank Rumosdad
Reviewed August 2, 2018

There are a few car parks on the way up, keep driving up and round and you will find 2 more car parks with plenty of space. I wouldn't fancy the climb up from the village! The chateau is a spectacular example and has the...More

1  Thank secretsquirrel_13
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I have visited many castles but like "Crocodile Dundee" says: "That's not a knife, this is a knife". Richard the 1st bedroom, pikes, swords and armour adorn the castle and it feels very realistic and well restored by the current owners. Spectacular views over the...More

Thank scottlennox
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August 17, 2016|
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Response from BostonCommoner | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but they do have an English guide pamphlet to self tour which was helpful.
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July 4, 2016|
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Response from waterfallwatcher | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I did not visit Castelnaud so can't compare the two but would say that the access to Beynac would be very difficult for someone with mobility issues. The access lanes are steep and cobbled with occasional... More