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Beautiful scenery, a place of history

Like most of the reviews have mentioned, there's not a lot to see but it is a historic site after... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Not much to see

The best view was from the bridge. It good that the old ruin is a visitor attraction but there... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Pickering, United Kingdom
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Linnankatu 27, Kajaani 87100, Finland
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Like most of the reviews have mentioned, there's not a lot to see but it is a historic site after all; a marvelous piece of history that has withstood the test of time. It is what it is and to see the actual remnants of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

There is not much left of the castle. There are some information boards, wich I recommend reading (finnish, swedish, english). We found this place very interesting and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jemnna
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The best view was from the bridge. It good that the old ruin is a visitor attraction but there isn't much to see. Access is via a small footbridge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NaturesMoments
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This, the world's northernmost castle ruin, has an interesting history and is well worth a visit. It dates back to the early 17th century and is strategically situated on a small river island. Information boards give a good background to visitors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The taxi driver recommended to visit the ruins when I was coming from the Kajaani Airport. So after the dinner I walked only 100m-200m from the town center to reach the site in the middle of the river. The ruins were interesting but rather small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AciElHefe
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Kajaani Castle was originally built in the year 1604, commissioned by the Swedish king. It was the northernmost stone castle in the world. First the castle was used as a prison, then count Per Brahe further developed the castle as a living quarters fit for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank antilsa
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Roofless ruins of a 1600 century castle in the middle of Kajaani. Some renovation was going on, but visit was still possible.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FinTravelCat
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice castle ruins, next to an amazing river. You can get some beautiful pictures here. Also a perfect and quick stop for families. The only disappointing thing is that some of the walls have been tainted with graffiti.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank vititsa
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The castle ruins in Kajaani are unique and place to see in two very special ways: 1. It is the most northest stone fortress in the world 2. It is the only castle in Europe that has a bridge built over it I truly hope...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Timo P
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Castle ruins are under the bridge in the city center. Why the hell they have built a bridge trough a castle? The castle itself is always open and free to explore. This is really nice castle because it is small but quite a maze. At...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank l5antti
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