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Checiny Castle

Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Small but nice

The castle was renovated a few years ago and it looks pretty good now. You can try on armour for... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Vientiane, Laos
via mobile

Visit if you are around anyway. The entrance is cheap, the view from the castle is nice. You can go... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“castle”(12 reviews)
Undoubtedly, the Royal Castle in Chęciny is a magic place. Recently, a complete revitalization of the Castle has been proceeded and the castle is now shining anew. During the day, wandering through the fortress, you will be surprised by the amount...more
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Armii Krajowej 18A, Checiny 26-060, Poland
+48 41 308 00 48
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This 14th century castle is beautiful, fun and educational for families with children but it's not stroller or wheel chair friendly. You can leave stroller next to the ticket box if you want & continue on foot with kids in the carrier etc. The fortress...More

1  Thank Edyta A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Just remainings (ruins in fact) of the old castle. Not much to see but nicely located among the hills of Swietokrzyskie Mountains.

1  Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The castle was renovated a few years ago and it looks pretty good now. You can try on armour for free and you can try out archery for a small fee (2 zlotys). There's a nice view from the towers. Good for families with kids.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It is nice to see, a trip for 3-4 hours and kids will be princess and Kings. Good view and nice worker's

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Last time we’ve visited was over 20 years ago.. there were just ruins (still magnificent) with no easy access to apart from field climb. The renovation Checiny Castle went through is amazing. It was a rather cold day but sunny with no clouds. View from...More

1  Thank JoJoMK8683
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a fairly small but we'll kept ruin with good information and amazing views from both towers. There is a hidden Jewish cemetery near by that few people know about. Great way to fill an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Visit if you are around anyway. The entrance is cheap, the view from the castle is nice. You can go up the tower but there are no rooms to see as I expected. Also there are some additional activities inside, for additional payment. Good for...More

1  Thank SofyH19
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The best thing about this castle are the great photos that you can make from the outside. It's also worth a short stop, but there's simply not much to do when inside, as it doesn't have any rooms to visit - just the mostly empty...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Local friends with small child suggested this. Great idea. Little town lovely enough shops including excellent bakery. Drove up to Castle car parks which were free. Castle a short walk up hill on a good path. Charge for entry. Some activities at castle dancers the...More

Thank 521stuartb
Reviewed 21 July 2017

After passing all the stairs leading to the castle, we can admire the magnificent views. It's great place to visit especially during summer when the castle is full of life, enjoyment for both kids and adults. It's must see place in Świętokrzyskie voivodeship.

Thank Klaudia K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a small 13th century castle ruins overlooking the town of Checiny. Definitely worth visiting on a sunny day. It can be reached via marked trail system from Kielce (circa 15-16km). A great destination for a bike trip.

Thank WojciechS1933
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The nicely restored ruins of the castle are on a high point that offers a great vista to the lands below. It has typical touristy things, e.g., an opportunity to shoot a bow and arrow and to experience being locked up in a cage for...More

Thank Nino22152
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