Tyrov - Central Bohemia, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 58.403 E 013° 47.396
33U E 413230 N 5536373
Quick Description: Tyrov Castle
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 2:00:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMF78W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 40

Long Description:
Týrov Castle was probably built soon after the royal Krivoklát Castle (visit link) , in possession of which it also was. The first written report is of 1249. The castle built after the fashion of French forts on a high headland above the Berounka River was a unique fortress not only in Bohemia, but also in Central Europe. Unlike the other then castles, it was capable of active defence by cross bombarding the enemy in the foreground from above from nine round towers. It was protected by the steep slopes and the system of deep moats against an unexpected assault. In addition to the towers, the castle also had two prismatic bastions. They entered the castle over the drawbridge and through the gate on the eastern side. Put in pawn, it was falling into disrepair from the Hussite Wars and towards the end of the 15th century it was unfit for habitation. The ruin with a fascinating view of the Berounka valley is accessible taking the marked path from Skryje.
Type: Ruin

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