This ruin is located a short drive from Cesky Krumlov. We accessed it from the small village of Trisov but it can be accessed from nearby Holubov for a slightly longer walk. The walk is a good 25 minutes each way. Along the way amongst the fields and light woods there are some low key sites but the information is only in Czech. There is a lookout which offers the best view of the ruin and you could very easily turn around and leave it here. We struggled on and the path descended into the valley before climbing again at the ruin site. All up it is around 100 metres elevation change. Unusually for a castle it is located at the bottom of a valley rather than the typical hilltop position that historical castles commanded.
The ruin is set in the confluence of two rivers but they were running low when we were there. Nor could you see the rivers once you were in the ruin which meant that much of the imagery on the internet or romantic position was lost as the view and the valley was heavily overgrown.
The ruins themselves are fairly extensive and you get a small English pamphlet which only provides some history of the site but nothing about what you are actually looking at. Overall it was a real let down for us. A small amount of investment in signage and developing the setting would greatly improve this visit.
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