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Haapsalu Castle

Haapsalu Castle is an architectural gem built in the 13th century that was the seat of power of the local authorities until the end of the 17th century. It is one of the best-preserved castles in Estonia and home to the most famous ghost in Estonia – the White Lady!

There is a museum on medieval history in the main castle, through which you can also access the southern cathedral, first mentioned in writing in 1279. There is a children’s playground inspired by the Middle Ages in the moat.
You can visit the courtyard for free, but you have to buy a ticket to get to the museum.


Features and amenities
  • Guide service available
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Russian
  • Amenities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kids' exhibition
  • Activities for children
  • Suitable for children
  • Pets allowed
  • Information boards
  • Information point
  • Site lighting
  • Free parking
  • WC
  • Recreation area/picnic ground
  • Additional services
  • Meals
  • Visitor centre
  • Exhibition
  • Souvenirs
  • Seminar
  • Workshops