cropped-Loss_Joosep-Martinson_hele.jpgPurtse castle is situated in East Viru County on the high banks of the River Purtse, and stands out nicely to a traveller coming from Tallinn direction when looking towards the sea. Purtse castle has been injured in several wars.

After the Great Northern War in 1731, Otto Magnus von Stackelberg became the new owner of the place. You can read more about the history HERE.

The castle has offered protection during inroads. It has also  been in use as an ice cellar, a dairy, a grain warehouse as well as a prison and a workers´ house. Purtse castle was renovated in 1987-1990 and got the award of the best building in 1991.

Since the winter of  2014 the castle has had the new host family and now the doors are open for the house tour, exhibitions, wedding ceremonies, concerts as well as eating at our cafe-restaurant.