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Ayasoluk Castle

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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey
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Rugged but Interesting

The location of the castle and its imposing presence make it an interesting to visit. We found the exterior more interesting than the interior. The interior as of 2016 was not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
MAJ_Dave44
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Izmir, Turkey
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really interesting place. You need to walk to come 10 or 15 minutes but it is worthed. There is also nice view.

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Thank Ales P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It really wasn't worth much but they did have some fantastic cisterns. Spend more time at St. John's below it. Wonderful to see when you drive in at night, though.

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The location of the castle and its imposing presence make it an interesting to visit. We found the exterior more interesting than the interior. The interior as of 2016 was not very memorable. It was free to visit.

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Steinkjer, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Entrance to the castle is on the same ticket as St. John's Cathedral. After the Cathedral we were rather overwhelmed by all the old stone, and were contemplating on not going to the upper level of the museum grounds. I'm very happy we did! The ruins have been very nicely restored, but in a way that makes it *very* clear... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great location and easy to get to. The castle dominates the hilltop and is a logical place of defense, the fortress survives.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Although it is a bit of a hike to get to the top of the hill, it is really worth all of the effort. The castle has in parts been sympathetically restored - and is still a work in progress, which we think makes it all the more interesting, especially as it complements St. John's Basilica below (and part of... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Occupying an impressive position on top of the Ayasoluk Hill, the Castle is something to take the attention; the height of the walls, size of the castle, etc. Inside it is unfortunately less interesting as it is almost a shell but it is still worth taking the time to wander around and look out over the walls on the lovely... More 

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Thank Averil N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just a short walk from selcuk dolmus station. Entrance fee 10tl. This castle stands overlooking selcuk. Once inside you pass the ancient roman ruins. Then you you follow the path that takes you into the castle. The castle on the outside look impresive but once inside needs to have better paths and layout. The views are fantastic.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

stunning structure located on a hill. didn't go inside but was amazed how this structure had a commanding influence on the town

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Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I love this castle, theres a lot beautiful flower around the gate, its was beautiful to take pictures. Theres not much to see inside the castle, and not so many tourists coming here.

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