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Imposing Fortress with Commanding Views

It is a hike, up a steep cobblestone lane to get to the fortress, but the hike is worth it for the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Ronald D
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Imposing fortress

It’s a fantastic building, so solid and imposing. Set in a beautiful location with stunning views... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Marstrand, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

It is a hike, up a steep cobblestone lane to get to the fortress, but the hike is worth it for the views. Dating from 1654, much of it was built by the prisoners later kept within its walls ... a feat you only appreciate...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a fantastic building, so solid and imposing. Set in a beautiful location with stunning views it really is a must if you are close.

Thank MrsFaz74
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I walked around the fortress which you can appreciate without paying entry. You get great views around the fortress of the island. There is also a café in the fortress, which was serving crepes.

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It was so much larger than we ever could have imagined and it must have been hell to be a prisoner here during the cold months. Take your time and enjoy the walk immensely.

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic fort with great view of the coastline. You can easily walk around and get a great grasp of its history without taking a guided tour. I recommend buying a booklet for 20 kr with additional information about the rooms and the prisoners. The hill...More

Thank 581ssson
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had an awesome tour guide who gave a first class tour. Wonderful stories about the prisoners who built the fortress and living within the walls. Lovely views from the top.

Thank hickss85
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The old castle holds a mysterium and do take a guided walk to hear all the stories from long ago. You will not leave the castle without hearing about "Lasse Maja" the man who dressed as a woman and robbed people. He even got married...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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
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
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

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