Ēdole Castle was built for the bishop of Piltene between 1264 and 1267. It was rebuilt in the 16th century and from 1561 until 1920 it was the property of the Baltic-German Baron von Behr and his descendents.

During the 18th century the castle was expanded and from 1835 to 1841 it underwent a major reconstruction work to become one of the first samples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Kurzeme. The building was partly burned during the Russian Revolution of 1905. Between 1906 and 1907 a household yard and tower were built in one of its corners, being the façade remodelled with its Gothic forms preserved.

Originally consisting of two residential buildings linked by a stone wall, the castle is surrounded by landscape park. It is considered an architectural and archaeological monument of national importance.

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Pils iela 1, Edole, Latvia
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Founded: 1264-1267
Category: Castles and fortifications in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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Audrone Telesiene (9 months ago)
I didn't expect to find such an interesting plaxe here. Worth visiting.
Tadas Malinauskas (9 months ago)
Nice place to visit, has an old park to walk around. They have a museum and a restaurant inside the castle. Restaurant is quide good, not too fancy but tasty food.
Andrius Krusevicius (9 months ago)
The restaurant is the best place to eat...
Vaidota Sakalyte (10 months ago)
Rich in exhibits. Excellent place to spend a couple of hours or more.
Olga Bulderberga (2 years ago)
Very authentic place
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