Khotyn Fortress, Khotyn

Must see · Castle · Historic Site
The Khotyn Fortress (Ukrainian: Хотинська фортеця, Polish: twierdza w Chocimiu, Turkish: Hotin Kalesi, Romanian: Cetatea Hotinului) is a fortification complex located on the right bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is situated on a territory of the historical northern Bessarabia region which was split in 1940 between Ukraine and Moldova. The fortress is also located in a close proximity to another famous defensive structure, the Old Kam'yanets Castle of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Construction on the current Khotyn fortress was started in 1325, while major improvements were made in the 1380s and in the 1460s.
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  • Our group of 20 stopped here while on a tour of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. After seeing so many fortresses, we were all getting a bit bleary-eyed. This one, however, was much more interesting than....  more »
  • A must see, very impressive old castle with the river nearby and the outside yard. Great view, only 1 hour drive from Cernauti / Chernivtsi.  more »
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