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Edole Castle, Edole

Ēdole Castle is a Gothic Revival castle situated on the banks of Ēdole Lake, Ēdole parish, in the historical region of Courland, western Latvia. Originally consisting of two residential buildings linked by a stone wall, the castle is surrounded by landscape park. It is considered an architectural and archaeological monument of national importance.
The castle was built for the bishop of Piltene between 1264 and 1267. It was rebuilt in the 16th century and from 1561 until 1920 it was the property of the Baltic-German Baron von Behr and his descendants.
During the 18th century the castle was expanded and from 1835 to 1841 it underwent a major reconstruction work to become one of the first samples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Kurzeme. The building was partly burned during the Russian Revolution of 1905. Between 1906 and 1907 a household yard and tower were built in one of its corners, being the façade remodelled with its Gothic forms preserved.
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  • Hotel and cafe has taken priority over history. Museum is modest and the price is not reasonable. Suurounding and location is great.  more »
  • July 16 in the Castle and around the Castle was the big FAIR of the year. The event is gorgeous. You could buy yourself, and take a walk-and-see. Be sure to visit the museum in THE CASTLE, as well as have lunch (or drink coffee) in the cafe OF the CASTLE.
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  • It's nice when people try to preserve an old building and turn it into tourist attraction. I liked the inner yard where summer flowers were blooming. It was nice to have a cup of coffee there. It's good that now the castle tower is open for visitors and therefore one can take good pictures or simply enjoy the view.
  • You will find here everything: restaurant, hotel, hostel, park, museum ( which is staffed with things and artifacts).
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