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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
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Very well laid out. Beautiful grounds to walk around.

They've done a very good job with this attraction. Descriptions are also in English. The grounds are absolutely lovely. It's not a castle like you'd find in, say, France. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

They've done a very good job with this attraction. Descriptions are also in English. The grounds are absolutely lovely. It's not a castle like you'd find in, say, France. But it was very enjoyable. Kudos to the management.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You should eat before you go there. The area is hugh and all the places interesting. I really liked the main tower and the chapel. It was rainy day, but we enjoyed. Historical and romantic. Near is parking place. There was a lady who collected money for parking. It was 1,42 euro for a day.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This castle is very nice with different kind of attractions. You can see the staff with original medival dresses. Many sculpturs. To learn Latvian Culture is a good chance.Small but very nice church.Culturel silver objects. And nice green land...I spent more times there.

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Naples, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of our best castle visits. Grounds were beautiful, lunch was delicious, and the palace a real highlight. We spent over 4 hours touring and enjoyed every minute. It is a little out of the way but a treasure.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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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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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 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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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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Address: Address: Sigulda, Latvia
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Vidzeme Region  >  Sigulda

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