Over one thousand manors were built across Estonia from the 13th century onwards.
Some of the manors have perished or fallen into ruins but a lot have been reconstructed and now are favourite attractions with tourists.
Want a taste of royal luxury? Like to educate yourself in medieval or hanseatic architecture and history? Spend some one-to-one time with Estonian ghosts? Estonian manor houses are there for you to enjoy.
In the early 20th century there were 1250 manors in Estonia but by 2005 this number had dropped to 414. Nowadays there are about 200 manor houses under state protection as architectural monuments and 100 in active use.
1/3 of the Estonian manors were built in the late 18th century. Construction was also quite brisk in the early 19th century, especially during the 1820s and 30s. Both German and Russian influences are evident in manor house architecture.