Lidzbark Bishops' Castle (Zamek Biskupow Warminskich), Lidzbark Warminski

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The Castle of Warmian Bishops is a fortified castle from the 14th century located in the town of Lidzbark Warmiński, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland. It is one of the most precious Gothic structures in the country and a popular destination for holidaymakers.
The palatial stronghold in Lidzbark Warmiński, which for centuries was the largest town in Warmia, is located by the estuary of the river Symsarna with the river Łyna. The stronghold is encircled by a defensive moat. An additional "dry moat" encircled the local living quarters located close to the stronghold - all of the defensive structures survive except the northern-moat, where the castle's windmill was once located. The castle was built on a plan of a square formation, with 48,5 metre long walls. A fourteen level tower is located in the north-east wing of the castle. The lower part of the tower, built in a square structure has posterns - while the upper part of the tower is octagonal. The other four corners of the castle have small square decorational towers, whose design changed throughout the centuries. The castle courtyard is made up of two levels - both with cloisters; these are the only historical cloisters in Poland which have not architecturally changed. The stronghold has aspects relating to the Teutonic Order, whose architectural style can be both seen in the castle's courtyard but also traced in the representative level of the castle in: the chapel; the small and big refectory; in the capitulary; common hall; and in the bishops' chambers. The castle serves as one of the main attractions of the town and regularly hosts cabaret events in the Autumn months.
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  • I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the lack of English explanations - and lack of signage overall even in Polish like what was this room used for.... Luckily I speak Polish and a lovely...  more »
  • We visit this castle every single time we visit LW. It is incredible especially basements and 'torture tower'. Decent ticket prices and friendly and knowledgeable staff, especially lady who works...  more »
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