Top Historic Sights in Skalná, Czech Republic

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Wildstein Castle

The Vildštejn castle (Wildstein) in Skalná was founded by the noble family Notthracht towards the end of the 12th century. It was first mentioned in 1224 and stands on a rock protruding from the Soosbach (Sázek) valley. The stream could be dammed earlier, so that the main castle was surrounded by water all around. The oldest parts of the castle, the portal to outer ward, part of the surrounding wall , the gateway to th ...
Founded: 12th century | Location: Skalná, Czech Republic

Starý Rybník Castle

Ruins of Starý Rybník castle are on a tiny rocky ridge between two ponds at the village of Starý Rybník. The castle was probably founded sometime during later part of the 14th century. Soon afterwards the castle passed on to the Frankengrüner family from Cheb. It was later acquired by the Gumerauers and the Brambachs, and throughout the major part of the 16th century it belonged to the Lords of Wirsperg. In the follo ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Skalná, Czech Republic

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Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are a series of five Class I and II Early Medieval standing stones found in and around the village of Aberlemno. The stones with Pictish carvings variously date between about AD 500 and 800.

Aberlemno 1, 3 and 5 are located in recesses in the dry stone wall at the side of the road in Aberlemno. Aberlemno 2 is found in the Kirkyard, 300 yards south of the roadside stones. In recent years, bids have been made to move the stones to an indoor location to protect them from weathering, but this has met with local resistance and the stones are currently covered in the winter.

Aberlemno 4, the Flemington Farm Stone was found 30 yards from the church, and is now on display in the McManus Galleries, Dundee.