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Kryal Castle has reopened the doors to its new land of medieval adventure!

The Adventure Park and Resort now caters to all ages from children discovering the myths, legends and fairytales of the new Castle to teenagers being entertained and thrilled in the Torture Museum and special effects Dungeon and parents enjoying the dramatic Castle Arena shows.

In total, the new Kryal Castle now provides more than 12 new entertaining attractions and experiences.

Visitors enter this special place, leaving behind the every day, and become part of the adventure! Guests are enchanted by the story of the Land of Kryal, with its magical Oggles, and the She-Dragon Ushnagh, heroic Knights and the Arthurian legend of the Castle.

In addition, the 17 luxury on-site Castle Suites have been completely refurbished and beautifully appointed with hand woven French and Belgian tapestries, capturing the glory and mystery of times past. Castle Suites are open 7 days. Wake up with the action on your doorstep!

The attractions include:

Dragon's Labyrinth - Start your journey at Kryal Castle uncovering the stories of King Arlen and Queen Cordelia, the many magical creatures of the forest, and the beautiful She-Dragon, Ushnagh. Uncover the story deep within Ushnagh’s lair, where lay her magical eggs and the secrets of the Kingdom. Dragon's Labyrinth is a new sound, light and special effects walk through entry attraction, which sets the scene for the NEW land of Kryal Castle...

Torture Dungeon & Museum - When it comes to history, the horrible bits are sometimes the best! Explore the dark side of human history – not for the faint-heartened – viewing the fascinating Torture Museum exhibition before you encounter the dungeon of doom deep within the Castle. Are you brave enough to enter? (suggested ages: twelve years and up)

Castle Arena re-enactments and shows - Experience the thundering drama of the joust as brave knights and their magnificent mounts face each other in the Castle Arena. Join in the action and choose your champion, cheering in the hope that your Knight of choice will be triumphant!

Knights Round Table Tower and Throne Room - The Knights were men of courage, honor, dignity, courtesy, and nobleness. They protected ladies and damsels, fought for Kings, and undertook dangerous quests. Browse through the Tower, getting to know the Knights who keep watch over the Castle during their daily meeting, and behold the impressive armory and weapons showcase. Witness the daily Knight's Meeting.

Oggle Watch Tower - Kryal Castle is home to the Oggles, magical creatures of the forest. Oggles, by nature, are tricky and mischievous fellows. Explore the Tower and the Enchanted Tree to keep watch on the Oggles. Listen for them singing in their hollows, calling in the children and telling tales of what the earth was like before humans.

Wizards Workroom - Magic is alive at Kryal Castle! Enter the medieval wizarding world in Oggle Watch Tower to discover the magic that exists within the Castle. Our very own Wizard will entertain with magic and wonder... Wizard's Workroom displays can be seen twice daily.

Fairies and Goblins Wonderland - Once upon a time, in the land of Kryal, was a world seldom seen where fairies spread beautiful magic and goblins plot naughty tricks… For a touch of enchantment, children can step into the pages of their own story and have their faces painted. Children will be enthralled at story time by our enchanting story tellers.

Tooth Fairy Lolly Shop - Visit the legendary candy store to satisfy every sweet tooth! The shelves are lined with delectable and colourful sweets – who knows what flavors you’ll discover! Activate your imagination with the beautiful puppet displays.

The Maze - The most puzzling attraction at Kryal Castle built on the myths and legends of the land of Kryal. Take up the challenge… will you return?

Jesters Theatre - A live performance setting that presents original shows, pantomimes, variety acts and off-the-cuff theatre! The hilarious Jolly Jesters and other characters are sure to split your sides and provide a memorable entertainment experience at Kryal Castle. Shows are held twice daily.

Kings Britches Costume Emporium - Travel back to one of the greatest periods of time as you enter our charming boutique Costume Parlour and are magically transformed – into peasants, Lords and Ladies, or Knights in shining armour! Have photographs taken in costumes with accessories and props. This is your chance to join in the Kryal fun! We have the best costumes in the Kingdom!

Sword in the Stone - Who wields the magic sword? Can someone be found who has the courage and strength to be the new ruler of the Land of Kryal? Try your luck!

Village Traders/ Children's Pony and Carriage Rides/ Archery & Sword Combat - At the Village Traders you'll find our Village Shop and Swordsmith at work as well as passing traders showing and selling their wares - with jewellery, weaponry and crafts. You can even sample medieval inspired liqueurs and chocolates. (Traders attendance varies daily). A new feature is an Archery and Sword Combat test and try on the Arena. Childrens Pony and Carriage Rides (extra charge).

Ancient Cemetery - Upon entering the Castle grounds guests will be confronted with the ancient cemetery. Read comical anecdotes regarding the life and death of infamous persons and characters of notoriety.

Chapel - Submerge yourself in medieval times with a visit to our quaint Chapel, which has been beautifully restored and elaborately furnished. In medieval times, the Chapel was one of the most dominant parts of any castle, so too is it a great treasure of Kryal Castle. Chapel hire is available for weddings.

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Kryal Castle was a gold winner in the 2015 Victorian Tourism Awards and this is evidence that a lot of people have visited the attraction and enjoyed it.

From our perspective, it represents a nice day out for the family at a reasonable cost with the highlight being the jousting tournament towards the end of the day. After the tournament the kids can do some militia practice with some medieval weapons.

There are activities happening for most of the day, so pick up the schedule when you arrive and plan your day accordingly.

There is a torture museum within the castle which is limited to ages 12 years and above. There is really no need for younger kids to go inside here since they already have a range of devices at their disposal to torture their parents such as continual nagging and temper tantrums.

There is a 30 minute pantomime (which is repeated during the day) which is quite fun. I think the noisy and uncomfortable chairs in the theatre could easily be added to the torture museum as a modern addition.

The places to buy food was quite limited but that isn't an issue since the whole site is not really that big and the food was good and prices were very reasonable.

You don't necessary go to Kryal Castle for a playground. However the Medieval themed playground structure was very extensive.

Our kids enjoyed the Archery the most. Unfortunately you have to pay extra for that but the price of $5 for 12 arrows was reasonable, especially considering the arrows can be shared by more than one child.

You should be able to spend most of the day here and have a thoroughly enjoyable time but I'm not convinced that there are enough attractions to warrant a quick return visit.


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