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Turaida Castle

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia

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This is easy to get to if you are willing to take the bus or the train. These leave regularly from Riga and are cheap and clean. The journey takes about an hour and ten minutes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been to a lot of castles, museum etc all over in Europe and we were a bit disappointed on this one. There is nothing much really to see here, aside the view at the top of the tower. I think we spend 40 mins less to see everything in the castle and spent more time in the parks... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is easy to get to if you are willing to take the bus or the train. These leave regularly from Riga and are cheap and clean. The journey takes about an hour and ten minutes either way. We went on a dull, grey day when there was snow on the ground so I am sure that in the sunshine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wonderful grounds and gardens, ypu will spend good few hours just walking around no problem. There are exhibitions on in the buildings all the time. If you are willing to climb the main tower you will be greatly rewarded with most spectacular views of Gauja valley.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Awesome place. wonderful landscape. easy to find the place. the river the tower is just amazing. the entrance fee is about 2.40 euros / adult. the place is highly recommended.

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ASHTONFIELD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Turaida Castle is in Sigulda and is a very interesting walk back in time. The view from the tower over the Gauja Valley is beautiful. To get a full appreciation of the place one needs to spend at least 3 hours exploring the area. The souvenir shops offer many Latvian handcrafts and mementos. Parts of the complex are beautifully restored.... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made walking tour from cable car (krimulda) till turaida castle and back.there arw signs everywhere,so easy to get to.it's a €5 entrance for complex with several museums and you can also climb up tower top.whole walking trip from sigulda to castle and back would take you 3-4h and I'd suggest even beginners to do it-ypu can rent walking sticks... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We took the bus to Sigulda and walked to Turaida, passing the new castle in Sigulda (not really worth a stop), across the river and up the other side to Krimulda. We would have taken the cable-car had it been open! A 3km walk along the road brought us to Turaida and the entrance to the park. Disabled access is... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great place for an outdoor trip! Had a chance to try bow shooting, viewed some magnificent views from the top of the castle, learned more about history of Latvia, and had a nice walk around the woods! Great place to go with family of friends!

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited as part of a small tour (just the two of us) while in Riga. The castle is part of a large complex which also has a series of 19th century farm buildings and the oldest wooden church in Latvia. As many reviewers have noted, the castle is a combination of rebuilt ruins and recreated areas. However, it does effectively... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were on a cruise through the Baltic Sea and had a stop at Riga, Latvia. From there we visited the town of Sigulda, which is simply beautiful. Small and old, but with lots of history. In there you can visit the Turaida Castle, which has a story or legend behind it. It is the story of a girl, who... More 

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