A special combo of a preserved ruined castle and a Renaissance manor house on the edge of the town of Liptovsky Hradok offers stylish accommodation, restaurant and a very untraditional place for a visit.
The lowland castle was built on a small dolomite hill on the banks of the Bela river. It was separated from the surroundings by a moat, which today is preserved in the form of a romantic lake.
In 1600 the castle had a new owner, Nicholas Sandorf. He married a young widow of the previous owner, Magdalena Zai. They added a renaissance castle and other buildings to the property, using material from old demolished walls. Nicholas soon died and Magdalena got married 3 more times. All of her husbands were buried after no more than 4 years of marriage, and all apparently died of natural causes. Magdalena lived in the castle the longest of all owners – for 23 years.
Currently privately owned restored mansion with a backdrop of conserved castle ruins, Liptovsky Hradok Castle is now called the Grand Castle and serves as a genuine accommodation and restaurant.
You can take a part in a guided castle tour with an audiovisual presentation of the castle’s history, reconstruction and of the currently refurbished chambers. Book your tour in advance.
At the time of the weddings (usually Saturdays) is the entrance to the castle and manor limited.