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Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

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WRONG location on TripAdvisor App

Please don’t drive to the location using TripAdvisor app. It is not there. Go to the website of the... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
KwikS
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Dubai
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Only 1 EUR

Place is nice. If you are near, do the visit. It costs only 1 EUR and you can take some nice... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
Linda K
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Riga, Latvia
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The Episcopal castle dating back to the 14th century was established by the Bishop of Tartu and Grandmaster of Livonia and thanks to many renovations and extensions it developed into a strong border fortress. The landlords of the castle came from...more
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| Vana-Vastseliina Village, Vastseliina 65254, Estonia
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Please don’t drive to the location using TripAdvisor app. It is not there. Go to the website of the castle you will find correct location there. It is about 15 min drive from TripAdvisor location. The place is nice to visit and museum is small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KwikS
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited the ruins when in Estonia. The museum is interesting, you have an opportunity to dress in chainmail armour, helmet and hold a sword which is good. Part of the visitor centre / museum is a new build and the views down below to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Philip K
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The museum and the ruins outside offer a lot of different activities (most fun for kids, but also for adults). In addition to the traditional exposition in the museum, you can try on the chain armour or medieval clothing (the last one is for additional...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Place is nice. If you are near, do the visit. It costs only 1 EUR and you can take some nice pictures.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Linda K
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Ended up here by accident. In the middle of nowhere. Staff is dressed up as they're from different era. They have a tavern with small stuff to eat but it's served from clay pots etc. Eye for details. :) The castle at the back is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Take a time for a little stop. Interesting place to visit with children. A glimpse to middle age. There is also a playground for little knights.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Tiina_M_E, Manager at Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you for the review! You are welcomed back. Come and visit us next year when pilgrimage museum is open.

Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Impressive castle ruins! It costs really cheap and it is worth visiting! It is possible to get upstairs to one of the towers and look to the surroundings. Nice panoramic view!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Tiina_M_E, Manager at Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

We recommend visiting the castle during all four seasons. The view is very beautiful in autum, when surroundings are golden.

Reviewed July 24, 2016

As it is far from the capital and there is not so much to do, I recommend it when you are taking a day or two to tour around Southern Estonia. It is a piece of history, as someone nicely put, and it was good...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Liina V
Reviewed January 30, 2016

Place where needed to be and walk a bit, in summer time are special great events close to this place. Good for couples, friends and family travels.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are interested in history or have a family with kids, worth going. Lots of climbing and walking around. Entrance fee to the ruins 1 euro per adult, kids are free.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank BiancaSerafina
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