Sulov Castle Ruins

Bytča, Slovakia

Súľov Castle was built in first third of the 15th century. By it’s size, the castle was very small. Its main function was to protect and watching near by road. After 1550 fire it was rebuilt to its original shape and size. In 1730 the castle heads military garrison. There used to be upper and lower castle. Heavy earthquake damage in 1763 accelerated its final destruction. Fortified formation was found in the Súlov castle village area dating from 12th to 13th century.



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061060, Bytča, Slovakia
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia


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Alfonz Liska (16 months ago)
Excellent views, I did not actually believe that there would be some remains of caste on top of the rocks, but there were. Brilliant hike via green tourist route from parking underneath. Hills are steep, it it about an hour and 15min almost constantly climbing. Went there with my 7 year old son, I would say it was just about what he could climb. I don’t recommend to go from north side, it is much steeper there. Descending north side it’s really pleasant.
Miloš Haraslín (2 years ago)
The very good trip in the Súľovske rocks with the steep ascent to the castle especialy during autumn' s collorful nature.
Dave Harper (2 years ago)
Great place. we managed to get up here with small kids as small as 3 years old. the last part to get here was bit more difficult but we managed. the views from here are the best. highly recommend.
Olga Bodisova (3 years ago)
Beautiful ruine, very challenging, almost climbing experience. Scenery wonderful, with very careful help 4 and 7 year old kids managed to get there. Top experience of our Sulov holiday.
Mayte Martínez (3 years ago)
Is an adventurous experience reaching the castle, it is very steep and slippery so I do recommend to wear proper trekking shoes, and I wouldn't try to take kids to the top of the hill. There is not much castle left but the view is completely worth it!!! Three different ways to get there (green, yellow and orange according to the difficulty).
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