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The Royal Residence (Gamlehaugen)

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Address: Gamle Breivikveien 10 | Fjosanger, Bergen 5042, Norway
Phone Number: +47 55 92 51 20

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Beautiful place.

Great place to spend the afternoon. Strolling the grounds. For a tour in English you'll need to be there early afternoon.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Holly O
Cumbola, Pennsylvania
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Cumbola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great place to spend the afternoon. Strolling the grounds. For a tour in English you'll need to be there early afternoon.

1 Thank Holly O
Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was also apart of the biking tour I did. Its in a very nice part of Bergen so ti had some great views and pretty gardens but not much else. I guess I booked on a day it was closed so I'm not sure what it has to offer on the inside. Its smaller than I expected.

Thank Sydney H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Not a 'must-see' place but If you have time and want to avoid crowds visit this nice house and have a walk through equally nice English style park.

Thank sackrebleu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lovely public park with the neo-gothic palatial house as the main feature. Huge lawns where people go for picknik or sunbathing in the summer. You can also go for a swim in the beautiful lake. Great photo opportunities all around. The house is open for guided tours 3 or 4 days a week. Not when I visited though, so I... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

While visiting Bergen we contacted friend-of-a-friend who'd grown up in our home town suggested Gamlehaugen. She took us there herself & enjoyed touring it again with us. We'd never have gone as it wasn't mentioned in our tour books. Only we three & another family arrived for the 1:00 tour, 15 is the maximum group . We 3 English speakers... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

On the way to another adventure we stopped at this little charming castle situated on the top of the highest hill in the park. The castle is surrounded by rhododendrons and azalea's which were in their last stage of flower. The little castle is very well maintained but when we were there not open for visitors. Lower in the park... More 

1 Thank JW_Dam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Its appearance is nice but by no mean gorgeous, even if the park and its surroundings are tranquil and attractive, really not worth a go without transport. we spent almost one and half hour walk from Bergen train station, quite stupid walking along the high speed,thumb up without response during the walk. just good for take some photo and strolling... More 

Thank Ken L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

the garden is free all the time and you can see the building windows and entrance. It's a nice place to visit in the spring and summer time.

1 Thank Marwan A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

You can still visit the gardens for free, beautiful house. This area is public to visitors, so you won't be charged anything to visit the park or see the house from the outside.

Thank Eleonor L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

A little outside of Bergen but worth it to see. The ground to the palace are stunning with a beautiful lake surrounding. The inside has very specific entry times so be sure to check.

1 Thank Julia M

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