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Ayasoluk Castle

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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey
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Rugged but Interesting

The location of the castle and its imposing presence make it an interesting to visit. We found the exterior more interesting than the interior. The interior as of 2016 was not... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
MAJ_Dave44
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Izmir, Turkey
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views over selcuk. This castle is being bought back from a ruin to something like it's past splendour. It's a good hike to the inner grounds and can be a little tricky, so be careful. There's no charge as it's part of the fee for st. John's. Pics to follow.

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Thank Gussy1dog
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's really interesting place. You need to walk to come 10 or 15 minutes but it is worthed. There is also nice view.

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Thank Ales P
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

It really wasn't worth much but they did have some fantastic cisterns. Spend more time at St. John's below it. Wonderful to see when you drive in at night, though.

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Thank Rob C
Izmir, Turkey
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The location of the castle and its imposing presence make it an interesting to visit. We found the exterior more interesting than the interior. The interior as of 2016 was not very memorable. It was free to visit.

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Steinkjer, Norway
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Entrance to the castle is on the same ticket as St. John's Cathedral. After the Cathedral we were rather overwhelmed by all the old stone, and were contemplating on not going to the upper level of the museum grounds. I'm very happy we did! The ruins have been very nicely restored, but in a way that makes it *very* clear... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great location and easy to get to. The castle dominates the hilltop and is a logical place of defense, the fortress survives.

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Thank gd454
Reading, United Kingdom
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456 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Although it is a bit of a hike to get to the top of the hill, it is really worth all of the effort. The castle has in parts been sympathetically restored - and is still a work in progress, which we think makes it all the more interesting, especially as it complements St. John's Basilica below (and part of... More 

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Thank BobandJosie
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Occupying an impressive position on top of the Ayasoluk Hill, the Castle is something to take the attention; the height of the walls, size of the castle, etc. Inside it is unfortunately less interesting as it is almost a shell but it is still worth taking the time to wander around and look out over the walls on the lovely... More 

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Thank Averil N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just a short walk from selcuk dolmus station. Entrance fee 10tl. This castle stands overlooking selcuk. Once inside you pass the ancient roman ruins. Then you you follow the path that takes you into the castle. The castle on the outside look impresive but once inside needs to have better paths and layout. The views are fantastic.

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Thank kenny10564
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 631 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

stunning structure located on a hill. didn't go inside but was amazed how this structure had a commanding influence on the town

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