Narva Castle
Narva Castle
4.5
Castles • Observation Decks & Towers • History Museums
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10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva Castle is one of the most diverse and best preserved defense structure in Estonia. The area of the castle is 3.2 hectares, and the highest point is the Tall Hermann Tower (51 meters), which offers views over Narva, the Kreenholm factory and Ivangorod Fortress across the river in Russia. Today you can visit the museum in the castle, were the displays explain the history of Narva and the castle.
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sean-seany-sean
Ashton in Makerfield, UK21 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Great experience of this wonderfully preserved piece of history. Brilliantly restored and a must see if visiting Narva. The views across the river into Russia and the Ivangorod fortress are exceptional. 9/10
Written 28 October 2022
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Gerard K
24 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Nice castle in a superb location. It's really more the location and the view into Russian that makes this place worth a visit than anything else. Its a easy walk from the train station. 15 euro entrance is a little bit expensive feel 10 would be plenty.
Written 14 October 2022
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70ava
1131314884 contributions
Aug 2022
The place is nice from the outside, we found the entry fee to be too steep. We thought it was not worth it.
Written 26 August 2022
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Ludvig_Olsson
Stockholm, Sweden6 contributions
Jul 2022
The castle is absolutely worth the visit! Not much is saved from ancient times due to the border land status and the frequent wars, but the castle has been rebuilt with care, the views to the opposing russian fort are great and the audiovisual show is entertaining and educating for young and old.

Ludvig Olsson
Stockholm, Sweden
Written 6 August 2022
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oa2
Riga, Latvia202 contributions
May 2022
Very impressive. You can walk through an ancient building the way its inhabitants did hundreds of years ago. Over the river, you can see Russia in a rather near proximity. Be sure to visit the museum and listen to comments of the guide - very informative.
Written 30 May 2022
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Zanna M
9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Beautifully renovated with a lot of interactive facilities . Very impressed , a lot to see, informative and entertaining.
Written 17 February 2022
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Nina
Delft, The Netherlands184 contributions
Sep 2021
Narva Castle is the top sight in Narva. It houses a very modern and brand-new museum and the views from the top are unbeatable.

A lot of information is presented through the audio-tour and information panels. There are also many movies, animations and interactive displays that tell you about the castle's history.

The only downside to this information overload is that it's almost exclusively presented in the form of text, audio and video. There's a bit of a lack of actual objects from the castle's history.
Written 1 October 2021
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MiraThePumpkin
Cambridge, UK198 contributions
Aug 2021
I was born in Narva, but I left Estonia when I was around 18 years old. So, it's been around 12 years since I saw Hermann (=Narva) Castle (the white tower)! It is the most beautiful place in Narva in my opinion. It stands on Narva River which divides Estonia and Russia. When I was a child, I remember that the Castle had extensive collection of artefacts and items from various periods of time to showcase the history of Narva and the castle itself. I also remember that it was quite hard to climb upstairs for me! However, when I visited castle now, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they got elevator! The exhibitions are now skillfully curated to show different moments of Narva's history. It was great to see physical objects, 3D animations of the life in the medieval Hermann castle, 2D story of how life has changed over many centuries, and old movies of Narva. I loved the views from the top of the Castle!
Apart from that, you can explore the yard of the Narva Castle, see various crafts displayed (you can buy them also), and gift shop. There are usually various craftspeople from Estonia and around the world in the summer time, but I missed them because there was preparation for a concert in the yard. I grabbed some traditional drink, kali (or kvass), which was poured in lovely mug. I had to drink it fast because I noticed swallows flying around, and I managed to photograph their chicks on the Castle's wall!
The area around the castle is lovely for a walk. You can pass it and see "clock" scupture, for example. There's lots of swallows and seagulls flying around. If you fancy to explore seaside city called Narva-Joesuu, you can go to the port near the Castle and catch Caroline.
Overall, if you have just a day in Narva, you definitely should visit this place. The history of Narva is really remarkable.
Written 14 August 2021
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TimeTripper
Vantaa, Finland686 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lots to see and walk up and down inside the museum that situates inside the old fortress. Restaurated well. Texts in Estonian, Russian and English. Portable guides in various languages.

Not wheelchair-accessible.
Written 7 August 2021
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Gerda M
9 contributions
Jul 2021
Very modern and interactive museum with many small exhibitions on the history of Narva and the history of the castle and warfare. Lovely medieval courtyard.
Written 24 July 2021
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