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Potštejn - castle ruins.
Potštejn - castle ruins

While only ruins remain today, Potštejn at one time was one of the largest and most important castles in the country. The castle changed owners many times after its founding in the 13th century. Important...
tel.: 494546812, 494546810, 603416959

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Brandýs nad Orlicí - castle ruins.
Brandýs nad Orlicí - castle ruins

The castle was founded prior to the year 1289 by Jindřich of Brandýs and changed owners over the centuries; the last owners were the Žerotíns in the years 1559 to 1636, and afterwards the castle was abandoned...
tel.: 737869296

Crown of the Virgin Mary Monastery - ruins.
Crown of the Virgin Mary Monastery - ruins

Only remains of the Gothic single nave church have been preserved from the Augustinian monastery founded in the 13th century (it was abandoned in 1550).

Hlavačov - fortified settlement.
Hlavačov - fortified settlement

The settlement has a trapezoidal plan and is fortified on three sides by an imposing 6 metre deep moat and a rampart that is up to 3 metres high. Residential structures are evident in the northeast corner...

Hlodný - castle ruin.
Hlodný - castle ruin

The Gothic castle was probably built by the lords of Žampach. In the past, it mainly served a defensive role against the raids of marauding gangs. The castle was never completely finished, the only direct...

Klečkov - castle remains.
Klečkov - castle remains

Remains of a medieval castle on a promontory of the Bělá River, likely founded by the Půtov family of Častolovice at the turn of the 15th century. During the Hussite Wars the castle was a base of support...

Kyšperk - castle ruins and viewing point.
Kyšperk - castle ruins and viewing point

The terrain is overgrown with vegetation with only a faint hint of the castle foundations. In September of 2008, during the scope of celebrations in honour of the 700th anniversary of the town Letohrad...

Lanšperk - castle ruins and lookout tower.
Lanšperk - castle ruins and lookout tower

The original castle was probably founded by Přemysl Otakar II in the middle of the 13th century during colonization of the area and abandoned at the end of the 16th century. Remains of the cellars and...
tel.: 603 404 423

603 404 423
Pěčín - castle remains.
Pěčín - castle remains

Remains of a 13th century castle. The castle was destroyed during the times of the Hussite wars around 1420. Until the present remnants of moats and walls overgrown with greenery are still visible.

Skuhrov nad Bělou - ruins with wood observation tower.
Skuhrov nad Bělou - ruins with wood observation tower

Skuhrov Castle looms on a rock projection that is inaccessible from three sides; the purpose of the castle was to guard the trade route to Kladsko. From two modest remnants of castle ruins it is possible...

Velešov Castle ruins.
Velešov Castle ruins

Ruins of a Gothic castle built around 1340 and destroyed in the 14th century. Remnants of the walls and trench remain preserved.

Žampach - castle ruins.
Žampach - castle ruins

The original castle was built in the 2nd half of the 13th century; during the Thirty Years War it was plundered a number of times and subsequently fell into disrepair. On the sides of the site today are...

Chlumek - round fortified settlement

The fortress was apparently founded at the end of the 13th or beginning of the 14th century, though the first records from 1544 already list the compound as having been abandoned. Overgrown foundations...

Dřel - fortress ruins

It stood nearby the village of Koldin on the forested hill Chlum already back in 1376, when it and the adjacent village in the foothill were owned by Jaroslav of Koldin. In the 15th century, it was abandoned...

Orlík - castle ruins

The castle was built at the turn of the 14th century. The foundations of buildings along the perimeter and the widely excavated moat are visible.

Vranov - fortified settlement

The remains of a small medieval castle that was destroyed by the army of Margrave Charles (later to become King Charles IV) during a military campaign to Potštejn in 1338. The lone remain is a shallow...

Zítkov - ruins

The castle founded by Charles IV. or the Lords of Lichtemberk replacing the castle in Choceň, destroyed by the campaign of Margrave Charles against the robber Nicholas.

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