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Amazing atmosphere in the middle of picturesque nature.

This place is remarkably beautiful and offers stunning views on the medieval castle and surrounding... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2018
Ulle P
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Tallinn, Estonia
Lot of things to do and see

The museum and the ruins outside offer a lot of different activities (most fun for kids, but also... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Ello V
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Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the ruins when in Estonia. The museum is interesting, you have an opportunity to dress in chainmail armour, helmet and hold a sword which is good. Part of the visitor centre / museum is a new build and the views down below to the river are good. There's a stork nesting site on the castle ruins that has been in use each year since the mid 19th century. The castle ruins have been preserved and shored up but there's not too much of it left. The walk down to the river is OK. It is a fairly high part of what is on the whole a very flat country so the views aren't too bad, but there is a viewing tower a short way down the road you can go up for free if it's taking in the landscape is what you're after. It is overall worth going there but feel it is a little over-priced for what it is.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Philip K
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum and the ruins outside offer a lot of different activities (most fun for kids, but also for adults). In addition to the traditional exposition in the museum, you can try on the chain armour or medieval clothing (the last one is for additional cost), do some handicraft in a workshop (also extra cost, but not expensive), play in the playroom, admire and shop the handicraft items made by locals, walk in the ruins and climb to one of the towers, have a horse riding just across the road of the castle and if you have more time, take a hike on the hiking trail.
We spent more than 2h inside the museum and would have spent more time outside as well (but it started to rain...). Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ello V
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Place is nice. If you are near, do the visit. It costs only 1 EUR and you can take some nice pictures.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Ended up here by accident. In the middle of nowhere. Staff is dressed up as they're from different era. They have a tavern with small stuff to eat but it's served from clay pots etc. Eye for details. :) The castle at the back is interesting to walk about but doesn't take that long. It's a nice pit stop.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Take a time for a little stop. Interesting place to visit with children. A glimpse to middle age. There is also a playground for little knights.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Liinakas S
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Tiina_M_E, Manager at Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for the review! You are welcomed back. Come and visit us next year when pilgrimage museum is open.

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