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Ukraine’s most beautiful castles

Ukraine is a perfect destination for history lovers who adore visiting historical spots, such as beautiful castles. There are more than 5000 fortifications in the country and each of them has its unique atmosphere. Walk the routes of knights, hear the sounds of medieval battles, marvel at the exquisite architecture, and explore ancient legends!

Ukraine welcomes you to visit fantastic historical destinations that will appeal to those interested in history. 

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle at night
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This UNESCO Heritage site is one of the most beloved destinations by tourists worldwide. Divided into two parts, the fortification has the old and the newer buildings. The Old Castle is the main attraction to see ancient monuments where all the greatest battles and events took place. The New Castle is also full of renowned monuments and bastion fortifications worth visiting.

The trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle is always full of adventures. You can visit atmospheric festivals, take an evening excursion with a knowledgeable guide, try horse riding, shoot with Medieval weapons and explore other activities available on-site. 

Palanok Castle

Palanok Castle
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If you are looking for an open-air museum permeated with numerous stories and legends, Palanok Castle is the right place to visit in Ukraine. Located in Mukachevo, it consists of three parts — the Lower, the Middle, and the Upper. Take a walk across all three fortifications, look at the monuments, visit the local gallery and enjoy marvelous views from the observation deck. 

Khotyn Fortress

Khotyn fortress
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Being the masterpiece of king Daniel of Galicia, this historical attraction is one of the core tourist destinations. This spot was an appealing target for neighboring kings and emperors, who tried to conquer these lands several times. The fortress was the major battlefield in the Battle of Khotyn in 1621.
 

Lubart’s Castle

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Located in the city of Lutsk, this old fortification has been preserved almost in its original form. This incredible spot based in Western Ukraine was built in the 14th century by Lubart, the Lithuanian prince at that time. These lands were always attractive for neighboring kings and emperors.

Today, tourists have a wonderful chance to walk through the castle, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Old City, listen to fascinating stories, and explore ancient sights. 

Pidhirtsi Castle

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The former property of Rzewuski magnates, this bastion palace attracts visitors from all over the world who come here to observe splendid views that open up from the courtyard and its main building. Pidhirtsi is one of the most beautiful castles in Ukraine. It has a rich history as this palace was attacked and looted several times. But each time, the castle was restored. 

Pidhirtsi Castle from the air
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This historical sight was beloved by kings and renowned personalities from different epochs. It also has numerous mystical stories that will fascinate any visitor.

Kachanivka palace 

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Kachanivka palace is one of the most impressive Ukrainian palaces located in Chernihiv region. This masterpiece is built in the noble architecture style of Classicism with elements of neo-Classicism typical for the XVIII-XIX centuries. Kachanivka complex with its gorgeous palace and magnificent landscape garden is one of the few manors that has survived turbulent times of the XX century and has remained completely unshattered. 

In 2001, Kachanivka became a Ukrainian historical, cultural and nature reserve of national importance.

Kachanivka is a good choice if you wish to take excursions and learn much interesting information about the history of manor, its owners and famous guests or just enjoy sophisticated architecture and fantastic park views.

Come and explore Ukraine’s most beautiful castles and fascinating history NOW!

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