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Kilitbahir Castle

Kilitbahir Koyu Eceabat Merkez, Eceabat, Canakkale, Turkey
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Wonderful piece of history.

Built in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and used in the defence of the Gallipoli... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Emin C
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful but not open for public

A beautiful castle, but at the moment, not open for public. There is a small museum nearby, also in... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Ghent, Belgium
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Kilitbahir Koyu Eceabat Merkez, Eceabat, Canakkale, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Built in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and used in the defence of the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. Has undergone restoration and looks fabulous from the outside. Unfortunately it has yet to be opened to the public for internal tours which the guard...More

1  Thank Emin C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A beautiful castle, but at the moment, not open for public. There is a small museum nearby, also in a former fortress, but only in Turkish and not that impressive...

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 25 June 2016

When walking and visiting these sites you feel very strange. All countries participated in the war lost so many soldiers. Very very young soldiers.

Thank 152cam
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Its nice to catch the ferry over and have a walk around. There are some signs but they are old and have faded. There is a really nice ice cream place next to the ferry though.

Thank Annie983
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It was built in 1461. Opposite of this castle, there is another castle named Cimenlik and was built in 1462. Both of them were responsible of protection of Istanbul. This castle was structured of union of three crescent (new moon)(look Ottoman flag). We couldn't visit...More

Thank tolgademirbilek
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Kilitbahir Castle can be visited during caankale tour ,car drive is fun here .and architecture is great

Thank npn2000
Reviewed 17 December 2015

It is a castle with a very unique design. established in Fatih times who is conquerer of Istanbul. It has a historical meanings. Every history lover must visit here with a guide.

Thank Semih A
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Closed for renovations in Sep 2015. However you can tour the fortifications below the castle, cost 2 L per person. You can still walk around the castle to get an idea of its size and scale and the importance of it strategically.

3  Thank PeterTville
Reviewed 28 July 2015

It was fairly interesting, but if you're here for the Gallipoli peninsula, spend your time walking the Anzac Sector or discovering Cape Helles.

1  Thank Adam P
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Military history buffs will envisage Royal Navy dreadnoughts blazing away at the fort as the commonwealth invading force tried to force entry into the Dardanelles and the gallant defenders returning same with equal vigour. From the fort it is just a short drive to Cape...More

2  Thank Terry5101947
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