It is considered to be the second largest castle in Slovakia and is located at 664 m between the villages of Lietava and Lietavská Svinná. Its origins date from the late 13th century. The castle was most likely built by the Balaš family. In the 15th century, the Bebeks expanded the castle northeastwards. At the end of the 15th century, the owner of the castle was Pavel Kiniži, who oversaw its most extensive rebuilding. The last major owner of the castle was the Hungarian palatine George Thurzo, at the beginning of the 17th century.