Toolse Castle

Kunda, Estonia

The castle of Toolse was built in 1471 by the Livonian Order as defence against pirates sailing in the Gulf of Finland. During the Livonian War it changed hands several times, was apparently destroyed and later rebuilt. In 1581 French mercenary Pontus de la Gardie captured the castle for Sweden from Russia which had held it since 1558. The castle was destroyed again during the Great Northern War, ever since which it has laid in its current state of ruin.

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Laane 5, Kunda, Estonia
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Founded: 1471
Category: Ruins in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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User Reviews

Petr Černý (11 months ago)
Awesome place with beautiful view.
Solnesko Misonok (12 months ago)
Badly broken, onluy couple walls, but the place is amazing and peacefull.
Imre L (13 months ago)
Marvelous but dangerous
Aneta Kvapilova (13 months ago)
Amazing place, no people.. Perfect!
Robert Kask (19 months ago)
After a short walk from the parking lot you will be greeted by very cool looking castle ruins on sea shore and an old wooden boat. Good place to wander around and take some nice pictures whatever the weather. A must when in the area.
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