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Lovely views!

Nice quite small castle with very interesting history and good views down to Turnov area. They have... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Ispe111
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Tampere, Finland
A remote small castle in the middle of some outstanding scenery

It is not very easy to find the way to the spot since it is poorly marked if you arrive from... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Vannegen
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Warsaw
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

It is not very easy to find the way to the spot since it is poorly marked if you arrive from Turnov. You should take the Soboticka st. and carefully watch out once you've passed the train rails. At some (alomst invisibly marked) point, you need to turn left and ride a winded road up the hill. Once you've arrived at the car park, you need to closely watch the path markings. If you do not and simply follow the beaten track, it will take almost one hour for you to get to the castle. The actual "short version" path turns right after several minutes walk (into the woods, up a steep hill) and is not well marked thus, you can easily overlook it and just keep going up the asphalt road. The scenery around is very nice, but it requires some effort to reach the Valdstejn castle.
The castle itself is quite small (actually one small historical building + a chapel + some ruins with nice views from them), therefore, if you feel like comparing this one to other famous castles in the Cesky Raj area in terms of the sightseeing and historical value, you might feel somewhat disappointed. Castle Valdstejn is predominantly a romantic getaway spot that you reach, having climed up a hill and taken a nice stroll through the surrounding woods.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A castle was founded on a flat plateaux of the rocks, it was a defensive castle. Only
a part of a ground floor of the castle was preserved up to this time. There is a very nice
view from teracce. Very nice chapel of St.John of Nepomuk.
From a car park it is about 500 m to walk up to hill.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Not realy a castle. Some costumes presented. The guided tour is not in english. The view from there is not better than a view from a near by road.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Marvelous scenarery, the prefect on day escape! We went with a baby, but here is a tip for all the enthusiasts that would like to go with their kid: If u have a stroller - be warned that you will need to take the bycicle path (something like 3km each way), while as if you have a carrier, do take it with you. The walking path is steep at some places, but very manageable (total of 0.5km). There is a nice bar/restaurant on top, where you can rest and recharge your batteries.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Sensational views, nice area, well maintained buildings. We visited at a weekend and there was some wood-sword fighting for the children going on which our son really enjoyed.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank M6W6
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