Świny Castle, formerly a gord, as a stronghold existed in its location already in the 5th century - securing the Lubawecki mountain pass, the site was recorded in Cosmas' documents from 1108, where the gord is recorded as Suini in Poloniae. Possibly, soon after, the gord had been expanded into a military stronghold, at which time it was the seat of the castellans. The castle was mentioned in Pope Adrian IV's Papal bull. After the Bolków Castle was constructed, the castle began to lose its significance, this continued up to the nineteenth century, when the castle suffered severe damage due to hurricanes (1762, 1840, 1848, and 1868). The castle suffered further devastation - it was not until 1931 when the authorities had engaged in securing the castle's ruins. Currently the castle is privately owned.

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Katarzyna Kretowicz (3 months ago)
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Владимир Ипатьев (7 months ago)
Very good!!!
Morris Laflamme (8 months ago)
Great place to visit. Peaceful.
klamka23 (8 months ago)
I was there at 7pm sunday. Castle was closed for visiting so we did trip around the walls and was nice. I will be back here when Gates are open.
Kiryl Maushuk (10 months ago)
The only thing you can see here is just the remains of walls, but they are remained pretty well in all their scale. Good to see the scale of the building where you can go everywhere inside. In this case it's even more interesting than freshly renovated bigger castles, because the spirit of that epoch is not ruined by fresh plaster and overall cleaniness. That's only my point but may be yours as well. Don't expect to spend much time there, but it will be a pleasant time.
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