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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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  • Beautifully renovated with tourist attractions has been accepted by us. Derogations may be a long time to spend at the Castle as many attractions. The area is also very nice.
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  • I recommend it to everyone who likes the historical trips! So much has been restored over the past 20 years, almost every year I have been there! The kids enjoy a lot! Walking up to a little tiring but the sight is amazing!!
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  • This castle is very very good. You can visit a lot of room and get know how did it work in the old centuries. In the court you can find some games which is also good for the children. From the castle ...  more »
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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.