Salgo Castle

Salgo Castle, Salgotarjan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Salgo Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

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Dezso P
Budapest, Hungary37 contributions
Beautiful " palóc" county in Hungary
Oct 2019
The area around Salgótarján, Hungary is full of old castles, mostly partly refurbished only, but they are still impressive in their state of ruin.
It is worth to visit Salgo Castle ( abt 600 m over sea level) from where you have a beautiful panorama on the opposite Somoskő Castle, and on the surrounding hills and colourful autumn forests.
The road up to Salgo Castle is a bit steep and rocky at the end.
Not far from the Salgó castle on the other direction you may also climb Boszorkánykő ( Witch-Stone) an interesting piece of basalt rock.
There are nice tourist walking routes in the surrounding forests.
On the Slovak side of the border not far from Somoskő you might have a tasty dinner, with a good beer after the day tour. In Somoskő village there are many hostels, aparments available ( some allow pets as well) but in high season you have to make a reservation well in advance.
Written October 28, 2019
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Paul_in_Eger
Bukkszek, Hungary1,353 contributions
A bit of a trek but well worth it for the views
Apr 2019 • Couples
Nicely renovated rather than fully restored with fantastic 360 degree views. The walk up is a little steep in places but well worth it.
Written April 28, 2019
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MomOnTheGo2014
Cheltenham, UK316 contributions
Don't miss this part of Hungary!
Oct 2018 • Family
So many people visiting just stick to Budapest. We were glad we made the 120 km drive north to visit this beautiful part of Hungary for the day. Salgo Castle was easy to find - the car park is large and free. Several trails lead up in the direction of Salgo Castle. The view is stunning. We visited in autumn, so it was even better than expected. Hiked up with our boys, ages 8 & 9 and we all found it very manageable. After a lovely picnic at Salgo Castle, we drove over to Somosko Castle, too -- which was very worthwhile. Great way to "make a day" of the trip up from Pest County when we were ready to spend some time away from the big city.
Written October 28, 2018
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Hegedűs G
38 contributions
Trip with family
Sep 2017 • Family
Easy walk, nature, beautiful views, good air, forest, but not in rainy weather. 1 km away is another beautiful castle, Somos Castle.
Written July 23, 2018
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142tamask
79 contributions
A must to see castle ruin in this area
Apr 2018 • Friends
Castle ruin is nice it is hard to climb up but totally worth it! The view to the city and the area is amazing. When it is a clear day you can also see the Bükk mountains and even the High Tatras mountains in Slovakia!
Written April 4, 2018
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bbukranova
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Ruins
Jun 2017 • Solo
This is an old castle ruin. There is only one base still standing. Magnificent view into the surrounding area and nearby Somoska castle.
Written July 26, 2017
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Peter D
Brno, Czech Republic77 contributions
Amazing view
Apr 2017 • Couples
Plan it as a double trip also to Šomoška. Also try to go when it is sunny and the castle will reward you with some amazing view.
Written April 16, 2017
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228gyulah
Brela, Croatia33 contributions
Salgo castle/var and Somosko castle/var: 2 in 1
Apr 2017 • Family
Don't miss Boszorkanyko! Nice shirt walks for both castles. In Somosko castle you can observe the still standing impact of Trianon: the village in Hungary, but the fort that gave name to the village has a state boundary in a 20m circle now in Slovakia. Stunning views from atop.
Written April 2, 2017
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Erik
19 contributions
Stone waterfall
Jul 2016 • Family
Unfortunatly, there's no mention of world's unique stone waterfall, wich is located at Slovakian side of castle Šomoška.
Written February 17, 2017
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Andras D
Lincoln, UK28 contributions
Must see castle
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is the most famous landmark in Salgotarjan which is dates back to the 13th century. Can be easily reached buy bus or car. Car park is about 15 mins away from the castle. Not very well signposted, but you can surely find the castle by heading west from the car park (following the footpath) and turning right end of the path. The view is beautiful from the castle.
Written June 29, 2016
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