Ilavský castle dates from the turn of the 11th - 12th century. It was probably founded by Knights Templars and later it served as a monastery. The first document of the castle dates from 1446. The state administration established a state prison in the castle, which, in a new form, has remained there until the present day. There was also a concentration camp during World War II.

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Slavomir Demeter (2 years ago)
Prekrásny výhľad na nádhernú krajinu, okolité Strážovské vrchy vrátane vrchu Vápeč. Z hradu sú len ruiny, hradné múry už skoro nevidno, pretože hrad dávno zničili cisárske vojská i zub času. Hradný vrch je zarastený drevinami. Napriek tomu odporúčam absolvovať nenáročný výstup a pokochať sa výhľadom.
Eva Pospíšilová (2 years ago)
Zbytky zříceniny hradu se nacházejí v lese na kopci nad obcí Košecké Podhradie. Stezka je pro menší děti náročnější. Po zdolání výšlapu spatříte pár dochovaných zbytků hradních zdí, krásný výhled do údolí a na okolní kopce.
Peter Rybárik (2 years ago)
Zrúcanina ? Návštevníci ju budú hľadať márne. Po hrade zostalo len zopár kameňov. Výhľad na okolie však stojí za to aby si tam človek odskočil :)
Peter Rybárik (2 years ago)
Krásny výhľad na Košecké Podhradie a okolité kopce Strážovských vrchov z hradného kopca. Návštevníci budú však márne hľadať zrúcaninu hradu. Prekvapením bola drevenná latrína pod kopcom.
Juraj Homola (2 years ago)
Nádherný výhlad na dolinu a okolite kopce..Aj keď hrad je od roku 1670 zbúraní,tak miesto má stále svoje kúzlo
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