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Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil)

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Address: Geraard de Duivelstraat 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium

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WONDERFUL WHITE STONE WALL CASTLE

This is worth a visit but Gravensteen is much better. This castle can only be viewed from the outside as it is not open to the public, but it's grand size and white stone walls... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
jordanellie41
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Bolton, United Kingdom

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is worth a visit but Gravensteen is much better. This castle can only be viewed from the outside as it is not open to the public, but it's grand size and white stone walls make for some good photos.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a day trip from Bruges to Ghent, and unfortunately the castle wasn't open that day. Judging for the exterior, it was a shame...

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very well located, walking distance from the Ghent Square or the Michaels Bridge... Fairy-tale like castle structures. Open to visitors at a cost! But worth it. By entering the gate you enter a different world, welcomed by a Soldier in the traditional warriors dress, who is more than happy to be photographed with you. Very well organized, with the route... More 

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

People sure were tortured in the most awful ways. But the building is still quite awesome even though it has a history of bring a madhouse prison. Not for the weak of heart there are a lot of winding narrow staircases to traverse at the different levels.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Geeraard de Duivelsteen also referred to as the Castle of Gerald the Devil is a 13th century fortification located on the canal just past St. Bavo's Cathedral. It is one of several fairy-tale like castle structures you can see in Ghent. Unfortunately, it seems it is not available for visitation. Duivelsteen can be admired from up close to enjoy its... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

A beautiful,very well preserved old castle,situated on the bank of a channel.Unfortunately,it can't be visited,or at least that was the situation when I visited Ghent.

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Situated near our hotel is this beautiful building with masses of history. Once a castle and also a prison madhouse and a fire station. Would have loved to have a peek inside but all locked up. Nice to see on the way to the grand port though which is a lovely area and really reminds you to wander down every... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Though the castle was not open for touring, it was worth walking the extra block from the other major buildings of Ghent to see it from the outside. We also saw it from the water on a canal boat ride which gave an added perspective on the design and magnitude of the castle.

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

In a city walk showing a friend around Ghent it is always nice to show this beautiful more hidden building. It lies literally in the shadow of the famous 3 towers but it is certainly worth while to extend your walk for about 5 minutes, and just when you think there's nothing here, it will show up.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Not as nice as the Gravensteen, but still worth a passage when visiting Ghent. You can only see the exteriors, which give a nice image of a medieval castle-house.

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