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Castle Hill

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Address: Vilnius, Lithuania
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Visit at Sunset

This is a short walk uphill to enjoy some beautiful panaromaic view of Old Town Vilnius. I happened to be here to watch the sunset and can't express enough how truly beautiful it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a short walk uphill to enjoy some beautiful panaromaic view of Old Town Vilnius. I happened to be here to watch the sunset and can't express enough how truly beautiful it was, and in my opinion has to be one of the best times of day to be here. Definitely make the climb and don't miss these incredible... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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.

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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.

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Liege, Belgium
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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!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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