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Old Sigulda Castle

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Address: Pils Street 18, Sigulda 2150, Latvia
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Originally built eight centuries ago, the Castle of Livonian Order in...

Originally built eight centuries ago, the Castle of Livonian Order in Sigulda reopened it's walls to visitors in 2012 and now encourages everyone to step back in time and enjoy the surroundings that bore witness to many historical events.

Castle of Livonian Order in Sigulda offers explicit and historically active journey within the everyday life of Livonian Order's brotherho

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On arrival in Sigulda, we walked to this place by accident. Lovely scenic grounds and then you pay 2 euros for the castle itself. A nice intro to the town itself, it's well kept... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
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Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

There is a reconstructed entrance gate and a wall and one tower with some view over the forest, that's it. The entrance fee is low so you do not risk much. But if you have seen some European castles you might be disappointed. There is a nice view to the reconstructed red-brick Turaida castle, but it is far away covered... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful setting stunning views over the valley to the Turaida Castle and the Krimulda Manor. The remains of the castle are really interesting easily accessible well worth the visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

On arrival in Sigulda, we walked to this place by accident. Lovely scenic grounds and then you pay 2 euros for the castle itself. A nice intro to the town itself, it's well kept and very pretty.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Formerly it was for free, but I do not mind to pay to keep it up. Accurate, well maintained place as well as surroundings. On your way to the castle, you pass church, park, new castle. Very nice and relaxed feeling. Not crowdy!

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Thank BoWu
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden behind Sigulda new castle is the beautiful Sigulda Old Castle. When we arrived we were practically the only people there and after paying our two euros got to explore the grounds. Beautiful views the highlight is the restored viewing tower which thoughtfully has a lift inside to allow those with accessibility needs access to even the highest platforms. Lots... More 

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Thank Katherine A
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The castle inner courtyard is very atmospheric. You can go to the top of a tower and enjoy the view of the castle itself and it's surroundings. You can even see another castle in a telescope! There is also some information about the castles history.

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Meckenbeuren, Germany
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice and quiet castle to visit. The children can toll all over the place! It's a perfect destination for a sunny or cloudy day (but no rainy day)

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was the headquarter of the Livonian Order, so it is at least worth a stopover on your way to Gutman Cave and Turaida. There isn't a whole lot to do here, no museums or galleries, but the views of New Sigulda Castle and Gauja Valley scenary are outstanding. From the observation tower, you will also have a great vantage... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

There is little left of the original castle buildings but what is there has been well renovated and a tower built to give excellent views over the forest to the castle on the opposite hill. We were on a tour and so did not have much time to wander freely but it was good to be able to see the... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Worth to visit from some great landscape pictures. Still entrance seems overpriced for what you really see inside.

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