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Carlstens Fastning

Marstrand, Sweden
+46 303 602 65
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An excellent hotel at the top of Marstrand.

This is an excellent hotel and an old history monument! At the top of Marstrand! Here you have a... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Olof J
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Re-enactors bring fortress to life

Amazingly, the day we visited Carlstens Fortress, was the day re-enactors did theatrical accounts... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
twocardinals
,
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“great fun” (2 reviews)
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Marstrand, Sweden
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+46 303 602 65
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is an excellent hotel and an old history monument! At the top of Marstrand! Here you have a wonderful view over the area. Staff is so very wonderful! Some of them are very interested in history. Just ask them and you can listen to...More

Thank Olof J
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Amazingly, the day we visited Carlstens Fortress, was the day re-enactors did theatrical accounts of the fortress's history and infamous residents: with tales of gun shootings, canons, hangings, suicide and infamous criminals. It was a wet, gray day, which did not cheer the fortress whatsoever....More

Thank twocardinals
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife, son, and I took a tram, train, bus, and ferry from Gothenburg to arrive at the Carlstens fortress....about an hour in total to arrive in a beautiful traditional island village where one can visit the fortress. After a short walk up the hill...More

Thank kmillett2016
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The fortress is difficult to miss on the island. Its tower looms over wherever you are. Although built as a defense structure, it only saw some actions in two occasions in the 17th century and was mostly used as a prison. The visit was surprisingly...More

Thank Guillaume R
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Spend a couple of interesting hours at Carlstens Fastning in Marstrand. Historically interesting, well preserved and a first class guided tour. Lots to see and do both indoors and outdoors. There is even a hotel in the castle, Soldatens Hotel.

Thank Ulrik W
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to this place and it's a fascinating part of the Swedish heritage. I recommend to book a guided tour. The site isn't well displayed so it's hard to know what you actually see if you don't have a guide, but...More

Thank Anders M
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

It was 90 Swedish krona for entry. We spent 2 hours walking all over the fortress and taking in the stunning views from its battlements and finished up having a coffee at the little cafe by the entrance. Highly recommend visiting the fortress if on...More

Thank dedicatedtraveller
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The Carlsten fortress is quite a spacious area, and is definitely much more larger than the New Alvsborgs fortress at Gothenburg. The picture I uploaded pretty much already tells you that it is the "must-see" on the island. The upper courtyard area on the castle...More

Thank King L
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

If you are in the West side of Sweden. This is a visit you have to do. Beautiful castle and a beautiful island.

Thank ArneGausel
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The fästning is really nice, and the view from the top from the hill is magnificent. We didn't go inside since it way to expensive!

Thank AnetaSmile
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