Liinmaa Castle ("Vreghdenborch") was a medieval castle in Eura. In 1367 Albrecht von Mecklenburg, the king of Sweden, ordered to demolish a castle in Kokemäki. It was replaced by two new castles, one in Liinmaa and another in Linnaluoto (Aborch). Liinmaa castle contained two inner ground walls, wooden structures and a moat. The story of Liinmaa castle was very short: it was abandoded in the beginning of the 15th century when administration was moved to Kastelholm and Turku Castles.

By the legend Liinmaa was also a camp of pirates. This may refer to Victual Brothers, a brotherhood hired in 1392 by the Albrecht von Mecklenburg to fight against Denmark.

Nowadays only some earth walls remains the history of Liinmaa castle.

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Founded: ca. 1370
Category: Ruins in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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