Kiiu Vassal Stronghold, or the Kiiu Tower

Torni tänav 1, Kiiu alevik, Kuusalu vald, Harju maakond


The medieval Kiiu Tower was probably completed in the beginning of the 16th century, and it is located in Kiiu manor park.

This former residential tower is the smallest surviving medieval defensive structure in the Baltic countries. The tower has four floors; the walls are 1.8 m thick, and the inner diameter of the tower is 4.3 m. Narrow windows served as embrasures, the circular balcony was a defence passage.

In the time of war, only the first floor was used as living quarters; the rest was for defence purposes. The defence passage that surrounds the second floor and rests on beams is unique in the Baltic countries.

The defensive structure, which resembles a Dutch windmill from afar, was restored in 1974. The tower also houses a café.

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Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

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Getting there
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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Nothing going on in autumn

Nice parc, nice tower, nice stories arround. The accomanying building, which should offer an Café was closed in autumn (not totally surprising) and we could imagine that in summer this is a lifely...



Superb coffee!

Tasty & cheap coffee in an adorable tower, and a lovely owner that described the history of the tower for us, before letting us go on a little tour upstairs. The homemade food was so good we almost...

Martins V

Martins V

It is reasonable to take a pause in this place

The very smallest castle in Europe - just 1 tower with 4 floors. But very romantic and very sincere hostess. It will tak just 15-20 minutes to explore the castle and to enjoy very tasty coffee.

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