The Great Castles Tour
1. Tartu City & University of Tartu → 2. Kassinurme Fort and Sacred Grove → 3. Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle → 4. Paide Vallitorn and Ruins of the Order Castle at Vallimägi → 5. Vao Tower-Fortress → 6. Rakvere Castle → 7. Purtse Fortress Residence → 8. Narva Castle
This tour takes you first to Kassinurme where the local Mytofest, festival of ancient world, takes place. There are also lots of legends and mysteries connected to the castle and the surrounding area. Come and see whether these are true!
The tour also gives you a chance to visit four great castles: ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle, ruins of the Paide Order Castle, Rakvere Castle and Narva Castle. Take your time in Paide to visit the Wittenstein History Centre in the renovated rampart tower of the castle. There's also plenty of interesting things to do in the Rakvere and Narva Castles.
Sites along route
Building of the Paide Order Castle started in 1265. Local white limestone was used to build the castle. The first building on Vallimägi Hill was the octagonal Tall Hermann Tower, which was destroyed…