Kryal Castle, Ballarat

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A medieval-style castle constructed of grey brick, Kryal Castle sits in a picturesque location on the lower slopes of Mount Warrenheip. Opened in 1974, the castle currently serves as a theme park and hotel offering wedding and conferencing facilities. Enjoy demonstrations of jousting and explore the maze, tower, armory, and medical museum. Add Kryal Castle to your Ballarat travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ballarat family vacation planner.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We rugged up well and had a great Saturday at Kryal Castle. The actors were amazing. It was the same two main actors all day, they were very professional, very amusing and they finished off the day wi...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Its great to see Kryal Castle back to having jousting & sword fights like when it began in the 1970s, this is what people want to see when coming to a place like Kryal Castle. & you can stay there as ...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    I don't know why people don't talk more about this place. It is a great place for big and small kids and personally found more fun than Sovereign hill. My 4 years old loved the horses show and the "jo...  more »
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  • August 26, 2017
    If you're just looking for fine dining, this is not the right place. However the food is not the worst I've seen so far and the complimentary mead is quite pleasant and worth a taste. If you are looking for entertainment, then you can't go past the murder mystery night for the world. It's definitely an all age groups night out. We were all roughly ranging from 16s to 50s and everyone was in on attempting to solve the mystery. Well done to the actors. I would definitely hire them any day.
  • September 8, 2017
    Just went there for the zombie story as a part of a school program because one of my teaches work there. I had so much fun, the activities were ground braking but I lost all my friends, nearly turned into a zombie but saved about 15 people in the long run. Thank you for the lovely night. Wesley
  • August 31, 2017
    This place was great. You can get through it all pretty quick and need to time certain things as some areas are only open at certain times and for a short time. Some props need an upgrade to look a little more realistic or just better. The pantomime is highly recommended we went as a group of 5 adults and loved it, its for kids but well though out so theres hidden joke for parents to emjoy. Staff are amazing even the guy at the cafe was in character. Would be good if archery had a target with scores on it so you can compete with friends but we made up our system of determining winner 😀
  • September 3, 2017
    Heaps of fun for the family. The shows were all really entertaining and my 6 year old loved it. Wife not so impressed but turns out I enjoyed it too.
  • August 20, 2017
    Everything is old and run down. Not many actual displays or activities. Extremely disappointed. Might have been amazing in the past, but it's been let go. Everything is dirty and broken somehow. So many locked doors, and so much wasted space. Won't be coming back unless there's a serious refurbish.

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