The Vršatec Castle

Location: Trenčiansky kraj, okres Ilava, Vršatské Podhradie

GPS: N49°3'52'' E18°9'12''

If you find yourself in the mountains Biele Karpaty near village Pruské, an imposing view of the Vršatské bradlá cliffs opens in front of you. Remains of the royal sentry Vršatec Castle are on top of the rocks.

The original Gothic castle from the 13th century at the height of 805 m was destroyed in time of Rákoczis rebellion in 1706. The legend has that the castellan of this castle cut his leg in order to help his master to escape from the Tartar prison.  

The ruins provide an excellent view of the whole of central Považie and the valley of the Váh river with the mountains Súľovské and Strážovské vrchy. Instructive path, as well as various cyclist and hiking routes lead to the ruins.

Access: on foot from the village Vršatské Podhradie following the blue hiking marks (it takes about 10 minutes).

Source: Dajama