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Castle Rock Tower

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The castle is a landmark in Tønsberg and a must see for anyone visiting the town. A nice stroll up... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
superto
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Tonsberg, Norway
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We were there early and the only ones there. Very interesting tower and great views of the city... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
LarRanTravels
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Flint, Texas
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The present tower on Castle Rock was built in 1888 after the first tower, built by the Tonsberg Maritime Club in 1856, burned to the ground.The original cross from the Church of Our Lady can be seen in the tower. Cato Engers model of the castle...more
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Slottsfjellet, Tonsberg 3101, Norway
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The castle is a landmark in Tønsberg and a must see for anyone visiting the town. A nice stroll up the hill and you’re there. During season you can pay to get inside and if you have a chance do it. It’s a fantastic view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank superto
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We were there early and the only ones there. Very interesting tower and great views of the city. Must see!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The tower was raised for the 1000 year anniversary for Tønsberg in 1871. It contains information on the history of the castle that once was there. A model shows how the castle worked in the 1200s when church and state fought each other. The view...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jon-Geir D
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Slottsfjellet represents the history of Tønsberg anno year 1200. Also in the vincinty there is a Slottsfjell museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lars H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Highest point in Tonsberg and the views from the top of the tower are superb. The tower has nothing to do with the historic fortress but we were lucky to to visit with a guide as the remains of the fortifications and the historare interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DLFD
Reviewed 30 May 2018

It´s a tower. But magnificent both from a distance (lighted up in the evening) and close by for shadow in the summer. This is a rebuild, and close by there is a model of the whole castle. Tønsberg is norways oldest town.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JohannesNS
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A trip to Slottsfjelltårnet is a must when you visit Vestfold and Tønsberg, The tower is the main attraction that is left from the original castle and alonge the mounten ridge the tower is built on you will also find the town museum and a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Niels H
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Perhaps the most important landmark in Tønsberg is Slottsfjellet, a tower standing on the hill overlooking the city. It was erected in 1888 as a memorial to Tønsberg Fortress, the old fortress, of which just a few ruins remain today.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AddieHeidenDK
Reviewed 17 January 2018

the highest point in tønsberg overlooking the city. It is a nice and easy walk up from the city which can be done of all who are able to walk a bit up.. It is nice to walk down on the other side so you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KjerstiK
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

An interesting monument that you can visit for free. You can see Tonsberg from up high and there is the tower with the signatures of the kings who visited it by the years.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tasosk1992
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