Trenčiansky Hrad
Trenčiansky Hrad
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Martina
London, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
One of my favourites castles in Slovakia, I've been to the castle many times before and I love coming back.
The way up from the city square is steep and there is a lot of stairs but it manageable (the view is wort it).

At the desk you can choose from guided tours or you can also visit some aprts of the castle on your own. I absolutely love every part of the castle, the gardens are beautiful. There are some small shops to get souveniers, coffee and quick snacks.

It's definitely worth a visit!
Written 7 March 2024
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UsEurogirl
Washington DC, DC16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This place is amazing! First, the climb up to the castle is steep! There are signs and a couple of ways to get there, just follow the HRAD/castle signs All the signs are in Slovak,English and German. I signed up for big tour and it was well worth it as I got to see a couple of castles within the complex that are not accessible to self guided tourists. I really lucked out -as they were having a huge wine fest the next day, the place was pretty empty and I was the only one on my tour! The guide speaks English, in fact he's an English teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable! The castle itself is a walk through time -beginning in Roman times. There are so many interesting artifacts, including a mammoth jaw and teeth! It is the third largest castle in Slovakia. Now to the details: there are a LOT of stairs, and the ones to the tower are steep, narrow and high. The view, though is well worth the climb. I hope you will visit this amazing castle and the sweet pedestrian zone filled with lovely cafes and great views of the castle looming overhead. It is only an hour (fast train) hour and a half (slow train) from Bratislava. It is an easy walk from the train station through a park to the main street.
Written 6 October 2023
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Chas M
Pittsburgh, PA442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We went here today and it was well worth the price. They have a number of different options for you to do for tours. We chose the one that was self guided and had 90% of the castle which for four people came out to be €34.

This is not a ruin but more so a restored castle that is supposed to look how it was. This place has many incredible views and has plenty of places to sit if you have kids or older people with you. You are also able to go up the main tower which will give you an incredible view of the surrounding area. As a warning the stairs are steep and narrow but well worth the view.
Written 11 June 2023
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averyglenthorne
London, UK73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I visited in May 2023 using the good train service from Bratislava. At the time there were building works at the difficult to find castle entrance - not well marked from the street below - and visitors are redirected to a poorly marked path through woods. Reasonable fitness is needed for the climb to the temporary entrance at the top. I was happy to view the outside and did not go in but was pleased to have seen. If you visit by train look out for Beckov castle visible between Nove Mesto and Trencin.
Written 31 May 2023
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James R
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Beautiful historical castle set in a beautiful town. Well worth a day trip to experience both castle and town. Great photo opportunities. No need for a tour guide as many signs were multilingual.
Written 23 September 2022
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Robert Chang-Chih Chou
Edinburgh, UK206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
When I saw the photos of this castle on-line, I decided to come to Trencin. It was a bit slippery to hike up to the castle. But the castle itself was stunning and the view was spectacular, especially from the top of Matthew Tower. Amazing!
Written 4 June 2022
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Allan
United Kingdom5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Great looking castle and lovely location in the heart of historic town of Trencin. Staff offered us help but disappeared and we had to wait for a bit more. Will recommend though!
Written 19 June 2021
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Bmorecmore
Bratislava, Slovakia628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
Today was our first venture out of Bratislava in over 2 months. We decided to visit the 3rd largest castle in Slovakia. The Trencin Castle is a large complex full of fortifications, with 5 gates to pass before you reach the upper palace. First stones date back to the 9th century with a pre-Romanesque rotunda. It was a highly functional castle and would even protect the habitants, who would flock to the lower castle during foreign attacks. The castle is full of history with sieges, sacking, Royalty ownership, extensive destruction and rebuiling, and lots of medieval torture in the dungeon called “The Devil’s Tower”.

The castle is now owned by the city of Trencin and has been undergoing renovation since 1955.

Slovakia is a beautiful country with lots of hidden treasures.
Written 24 May 2020
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Matej R
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We went to see the castle, addition was affordable, staff is kind, a lot of things to see, a delightful experience.
Written 15 April 2020
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Virginiatravel1
390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a must if you visit Trencin; the tours are in Slovak, but you can read about the castle and then see many interesting parts on your own. It is a bit of a walk uphill, but the views are spectacular once you reach the castle. Be sure to take the narrow steps up a tower too.
Written 15 January 2020
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