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Checiny Castle

Armii Krajowej 18A, Checiny 26-060, Poland
+48 41 308 00 48
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Very nice place

It is nice to see, a trip for 3-4 hours and kids will be princess and Kings. Good view and nice... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
BallonGert
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Krakow, Poland
via mobile
It has changed in 20 years..

Last time we’ve visited was over 20 years ago.. there were just ruins (still magnificent) with no... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
JoJoMK8683
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London, United Kingdom
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Undoubtedly, the Royal Castle in Chęciny is a magic place. Recently, a complete revitalization of the Castle has been proceeded and the castle is now shining anew. During the day, wandering through the fortress, you will be surprised by the amount of attractions you encounter. Moving back in time come and see the castle's crew in historical costumes. Ferro Aquilae Team is inviting you for a dance. In the background, you may hear the clangs of swords and loud uproars. It is the knight's fights and arquebuses shots. In the yard of the lower castle, the armourer is precisely preparing the armour. Is the castle preparing for a siege? There is a Cage of Shame nearby which is awaiting for the prisoners and just behind it, there are enormous stocks. And in the dungeon? Long time ago there was a prisoner chained to its walls...In the treasury, the gold and the silver shimmers, the coins are falling out from the chests. The castle is old, but full of life! The Royal Castle is located on the Castle Mountain. In order to reach the ruins from the Chęciny centre, it is advisable to follow Jędrzejowska street, heading to the southwest to the car park at the foot of the castle. Next, follow the Royal Route up to the fortress' gate. You can choose another, more difficult trail to the castle - from the main square follow a stony road past the Chęciny Commune Office, turn right next to the church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew and head upwards following a steep path towards the castle.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Armii Krajowej 18A, Checiny 26-060, Poland
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It is nice to see, a trip for 3-4 hours and kids will be princess and Kings. Good view and nice worker's

Thank BallonGert
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Last time we’ve visited was over 20 years ago.. there were just ruins (still magnificent) with no easy access to apart from field climb. The renovation Checiny Castle went through is amazing. It was a rather cold day but sunny with no clouds. View from...More

Thank JoJoMK8683
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a fairly small but we'll kept ruin with good information and amazing views from both towers. There is a hidden Jewish cemetery near by that few people know about. Great way to fill an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Visit if you are around anyway. The entrance is cheap, the view from the castle is nice. You can go up the tower but there are no rooms to see as I expected. Also there are some additional activities inside, for additional payment. Good for...More

Thank Sofy H
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The best thing about this castle are the great photos that you can make from the outside. It's also worth a short stop, but there's simply not much to do when inside, as it doesn't have any rooms to visit - just the mostly empty...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Local friends with small child suggested this. Great idea. Little town lovely enough shops including excellent bakery. Drove up to Castle car parks which were free. Castle a short walk up hill on a good path. Charge for entry. Some activities at castle dancers the...More

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

After passing all the stairs leading to the castle, we can admire the magnificent views. It's great place to visit especially during summer when the castle is full of life, enjoyment for both kids and adults. It's must see place in Świętokrzyskie voivodeship.

Thank Klaudia K
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a small 13th century castle ruins overlooking the town of Checiny. Definitely worth visiting on a sunny day. It can be reached via marked trail system from Kielce (circa 15-16km). A great destination for a bike trip.

Thank Wojciech S
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The nicely restored ruins of the castle are on a high point that offers a great vista to the lands below. It has typical touristy things, e.g., an opportunity to shoot a bow and arrow and to experience being locked up in a cage for...More

Thank Nino22152
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This 14th century castle is beautiful, fun and educational for families with children but it's not stroller or wheel chair friendly. You can leave stroller next to the ticket box if you want & continue on foot with kids in the carrier etc. The fortress...More

Thank Edyta A
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