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Castle Hill

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Address: Vilnius, Lithuania
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Worthwhile for the view

A short uphill walk from the centre, not far from Cathedral Square, and you're in a great position to view the city. There's a funicular but it wasn't running so can't comment on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Witney, United Kingdom
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Witney, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short uphill walk from the centre, not far from Cathedral Square, and you're in a great position to view the city. There's a funicular but it wasn't running so can't comment on that other than to day it's not necessary for anyone of reasonably normal health and fitness. My main tip would be to consider the weather. If it's... More 

Thank hardyb33
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle hill dominates the Vilnius old town. It's a steep hill offering fantastic city views of the entire area, better than the Three Cross hill and than any tower in the city. And all that for free. You can climb it on a steep pathway (around 10 to 15 min) or pay a funicular up to the top.

Thank B1714D
Strasbourg, France
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45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skip the venicular unless you are mobility impaired. Really not necessary for this 5-10 minute walk uphill on a very small incline. Great (free) view of the old town, hill of three crosses, and modern Vilnius. Skip the tower. 5 euro entry fee just for a slightly higher view. The "museum" is not worth the price of entry Path is... More 

Thank TheStargazer1985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One part of the castle complex, which was built on a hilltop, is known as the Upper Castle. The hill on which it is built is known as Gediminas Hill, about 40 meters (44 yards) in height and around 160 meters (170 yards) in length

Thank Zlatan75Mitic
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Easy acces by funicular. Stunning views of the old and newer Vilnius. Even better views from the top of the Gediminas Tower.

Thank AJ095
Boliden, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Not the nicest castle, but the view is quite nice, specially if the weather is good. It takes around 10 min to climb up the hill, but there is a funicular going up.

Thank Ana L
Liege, Belgium
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you really want to see the tower, climb by yourself! Be carefull with the stones; all different sizes, sometimes slippy!

Thank Boheymienne D
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were heading up to see the tower but as one rests atop the other it would have been rude to have just walked on by. We took the easy way up via the funicular railway which in itself was an experience I'm pleased not to have missed as I think were my knees also. The views over the city... More 

Thank Stan_and_Ethel
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Following a landslide, the only way to the top is a fairly short but steep walk. Worth it for the views from the top.

Thank KCandJC
Warsaw, Poland
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wonderful panorama of Vilnius city and its river side. Easy to climb to the top of the hill on foot even by kids and seniors.

Thank Mag P

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