Tønsberg is Vestfold´s county town and commercial centre. Tønsberg Harbour, have several restaurants and the landing stage. There is a large variety of shops, several hotels an active cultural life and exellent possibilities for sport and recreation.
Castle Hill a 63 metres high cliff with steep sides dominates the town. The present tower on Castle Rock was built in 1888. The tower is 17 metres high and has the engraved signatures of three Norwegian kings. Today it is the main road into Tønsberg centre and to the islands of Nøtterøy and Tjøme.