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. Use our Ballarat visit website to add Kryal Castle and other attractions to your Ballarat vacation plans.
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  • We really enjoyed our day at Kryal Castle today. The kids really enjoyed making potions with the wizard and also watching the jousting competition. The atmosphere was very friendly and a great step ba...  more »
  • OK for kids if you are there for the shows The food stand sell pies and sandwiches, don't bother trying to get anything nourishing. The exhibits are ordinary. Save your money and go to Sovereign Hill ...  more »
  • We had a great day looking at all the medieval attractions / info . The jousting and the Knights on their beautiful Persian horses were the definite highlight. Even though we had a great day out , the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 😀
  • 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.
  • 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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