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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.
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  • This well-preserved hilltop castle was never conquered by the Turks. There are activities aimed for the kids, like shooting etc., and the place seems to cater much for local school groups. Many of the...  more »
  • Very nice castle.. for the childrens there are number of faclities to play, after the castle tour you can give very tasty luncs in csarda...  more »
  • Although we walked up to the castle on a very windy day, we could still get a feel of the entertainments inside it. There are a couple of things for children to try out. You can beat the dragon while ...  more »
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  • go with children, they will love it - so will you. lots of things to see, try out, experience.
  • Excellent old skol castle. Not much English signage.
  • Beautifful and intresting place.
  • 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!
  • Very nice place to visit with many attractions, especially with children.

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