Raseborg Castle, Raseborg

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The Raseborg Castle, is a medieval castle in Raseborg, Finland. The castle was founded by Bo Jonsson Grip and it is thought that the castle's first phase was completed sometime between 1373 and 1378. The first written data about the castle is from 1378. Its main purpose was to protect Sweden's interests in southern Finland against the Hanseatic city of Tallinn. The castle was originally built on a small island in the north end of a sea bay. The historians think that the castle was built in 3 different stages over time from the 14th to the 16th century.The layout of the castle resembles a capital 'D', with a round, thick-walled donjon on one corner and the straight part of the D forming the keep, and an inner bailey in center.The castle has had outer walls forming two outer baileys. The outer wall has had one square tower and a barbican.The ruins of the outer wall of the castle do still exist. According to the historians the outer wall was built to protect the foundations of the castle itself. When the use of the artillery got more common, it was vital to protect the basic walls of the castle. There was also one more protection outside the castle. That was a wooden barrier, which surrounded the castle and it prevented any foreign ships to approach the castle harbour. There still exists some small parts of that barrier. The barriers are today on the mainland, but in the 15th century they were located on a peninsula by the sea. The sea level became lower over time due to postglacial rebound, and it became increasingly difficult to approach the castle by boat. This is one of the main reasons why the castle lost its importance.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Raseborg Castle, Museum and the love path are a good day. The Government has restored order in the forest region and Slotstugassa good.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Beautiful and relaxing walk with the old castle built on top of a rock, scattered country houses, a quiet river and a flock of sheeps  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    A great place to visit. Everything is close and not much time is needed. The surroundings are beautiful, the ruins are fascinating and the staff friendly. Makes a great quick stop when driving around ...  more »
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  • May 27, 2017
    Pretty much exactly what the name promised. The bedrock it sits on has an interesting shape
  • May 4, 2017
    Loved walking around the outside of the castle ruins, even though it was closed on that particular day and I couldn't go inside. Someplace I would like to visit again.
  • April 26, 2017
    Interesting castle ruins in a parkland. Now a long way from the coastline it once protected.
  • January 13, 2017
    There isn't much to see at the Raseborg Castle Ruins on normal weekdays, so I'd recommend going there on a day when there's an event in the area. The outdoor theater is open in the summer, and every two years or so they host Medevial Games complete with a small Medevial market outside the ruins.
  • September 29, 2016
    This is a great place to stop if driving along the old King's Highway. Definitely on a nice summer day just a take a quick drive here.

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