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Sumeg Castle, Sumeg

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Sümeg Castle is a castle by the town of Sümeg, Veszprém county, Hungary.Built in the mid or late 13th century by Béla IV of Hungary, Sümeg Castle is situated atop a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake Balaton. During its existence, it has been expanded several times. In the 15th century, it was fortified, and the second of two towers was built. It has been under siege several times, and has experienced two fires.Today, it is the main tourist attraction for visitors to Sümeg.DescriptionIt is irregular in shape, and situated in a north-south orientation atop a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake Balaton. It has two towers, and is 125 metres long and 80 metres wide. The interior contains a walled pathway. This leads to internal gatehouse that opens into the main courtyard.HistoryThis castle was originally built in the mid or late 13th century by Béla IV of Hungary, where he lived during the Mongolian invasion between 1241-1242. Later, it was presented as a gift to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Veszprém by Stephen V of Hungary.In 1552, in response to the capture of Veszprém by the Turks, the castles was rebuilt and fortified to serve as a frontier fortress.In 1713, after the Austrian occupation during Rákóczi's War for Independence, troops set the castle on fire.During the 20th century, parts of the castle were restored.
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  • Wonderful atmosphere, has just been refurbished. Perhaps the most beautiful castle in Hungary at present, intensive programs, kid friendly kialakitás. It is worth checking out!
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  • Beautifully restored, is situated near family. An authentic, exciting place. Magnificent views, great games. The kids have been out I was asked when we come next time. The ticket is not cheap but worth it.
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  • The castle is a wonderful place, the view is fantastic. A lot of Super games await the children. We had a great time. I recommend it to everyone!
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  • Beautiful place worth of stop. Its formidable and very well preserved or reconstructed castle.
  • Nice castle with a beautiful view to the landscape, amazing especially before sunset. A lot of attractions...
  • actually quite a decent experience. The castle itself is fairly well renovated, the views are stunning, and there's a lot to do here with games, exhibitions, food, etc. a recommended stop if you are in the area!
  • No guidance in English, so we didn't pay the entry. Lovely place with a great view.
  • Great fun for the whole family! Costume characters, animals, archery and much more. Not too far to climb but fantastic views from the top.