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Wonderful views from the kale

As others have said, the castle is presently closed to the public. The walk up to it is heavy... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Really Interesting.

Its a bit of a walk up the hill to the fence, but worth it for the views and for the photos. As far... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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24 May 2017
“Wonderful views from the kale”
2 Jan 2017
“Really Interesting.”
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

As others have said, the castle is presently closed to the public. The walk up to it is heavy going, but it is worth it for the view towards Syria, and of the beautiful city of Mardin itself. The creamy limestone is such a sharp...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Its a bit of a walk up the hill to the fence, but worth it for the views and for the photos. As far as i know no one is allowed into the castle area. but you can go to the fence. Its a nice...More

Thank MR88Aus
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We hiked up the hill only to find that tourists do not have access to the Kale. If you want pictures of the Kale, find a good viewing place along the road and take them. If you want views of the city, go to the...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I traveled to Mardin with my sister in 2009. What a truly wonderful place it was. I only hope that it will survive the unrest in the region. Such a fabulous place. Steeped in history and definitely somewhere I would love to return to.

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Although this place is one of the best spots for a vista of Syrian valley, it is a military base for decades and you cannot visit the castle itself. Depending on the security situation in the region you can climb up close to the doors....More

Thank Kalamiti
Reviewed 2 September 2015

great to be at top and feel like a bird to explore Mardin from the top view different angle interesting to visit if you have time visit here also.

Thank surprise s
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Amazing castle of the ancient world!!!! A real must see if you are in the area. We walked all around Marin Castle and learned a lot about the ancient histoty

Thank isikSLC
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Unfortunately at this time, access by the general public and tourists is not permitted. The total area is used by the military forces. However, it has recently been announced that the castle area will be vacated by the military, and access will be possible. This...More

1  Thank jayhelston1234
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Closed due to being used by military. Seems to have been closed for renovations and then due to problems in Syria taken over by Turkish army.

2  Thank Billy W
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Mardin is like a fairy tale, like a painting, so many details to see, lovely, helpful and friendly people everywhere. Walk through the lovely streets to Mor Behnam (Kirklar) church, stroll along the "main street", the jewel shops are incredible, so are the varieties of...More

4  Thank Cocobar
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