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Photobox: Castles of Estonia

by Peter Kessler, 4 August 2012

Kiltsi Manor (Kiltsi mõis in Estonian) is located in Lääne-Viru County in north-eastern Estonia. It lies close to the town of Väike-Maarja in the south of the county. A vassal fortification was built here in the thirteenth century, shortly after the Danish conquest of North Estonia, which was formed into a duchy, and the German conquest of the central and southern regions, which were subsumed into Livonia. After occupation as a fortress, and then as a manor house, the building fell into decay in the twentieth century. Full rebuilding and refurbishment started in 2007.

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Main Sources

Praust, Valdo - Most Beautiful Manors and Castles, Grenader Grupp, Estonia, 2004

Online Sources

Photos of Estonia - Otto de Voogd

Sightseeing in Estonia - County of Lääne-Virumaa

EEA Grants

Estonian Manors



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