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Castle Hill, Vilnius

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Head to the top of Castle Hill for expansive views of the capital and the Neris River while exploring the remains of a 13th century castle. Walk the cobbled path up the hill, or hop on the funicular for a quick ride up. To get even higher, or for 360-degree views, climb the Gediminas Tower, a structure remaining from the old castle. A small museum displaying information on Lithuanian history, artifacts, and a model of what the city looked like during medieval times is also here. The hike up the hill is moderately challenging, so if you have limited mobility take the funicular. Put Castle Hill at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vilnius holiday planner.
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  • It's worth the walk to the top of the cobbled stone road or you can pay 1 euro for the funicular. Great views of Old Town and the city from up top even if you don't pay to climb the tower.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful memories that we get from Vilnius is the atmosphere that is breathed in this Hill, overlooking the old town and the modern, the ascent by funicular, downhill on foot on the other side of the Hill. Beautiful. Suitable for all audiences, young and old.
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  • As people have mentioned, the funicular is not working as of July 2017. But really, it is a short climb, though the rough cobbles could have been made to be easier on the feet. Good view over the town...  more »

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Boutique hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts line the streets of Vilnius. Options range from budget hostels and guesthouses to luxury hotels. Many lodgings are concentrated in the city center, near the scenic Neris River; accommodations a bit farther out can be just as pleasant with a lower price tag.
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