CASTLE OF SIROK - Nemzeti Örökségvédelmi Fejlesztési Nonprofit Kft. | NÖF

CASTLE OF SIROK

Discover every corner of the medieval fortress scooped in and erected on top of the Castle Hill of Sirok. Admire the view of the neighbouring hills and forests from the heights of the Castle of Sirok. Visitors can wander not only on the castle walls offering a splendid view but also in the labyrinthine tunnel system scooped in the hill.

SITE DESCRIPTION

The history of Sirok Castle goes back to the 8th century. The fortress was constantly enlarged from time to time, and thus, by the 16th century, it had become integrated into the border castle system as the most important outpost of Eger. It was also in Ottoman hands for a while.

 

Following Rákóczi’s war of independence, in 1713, the imperial forces ruined the castle together with all the fortresses they regarded dangerous with the aim of avoiding any rebellions involving armed forces in the future. Therefore, hardly any castles remained intact in Hungary.

 

An exciting and romantic adventure awaits visitors in the Castle of Sirok. The fortress crowning the Castle Hill surrounded by forests was carved into the cliff and built on top of it by our ancestors. The truly amazing edifice can be approached on a partly steep hiking path. The mysterious windows of the cells carved in the hill and of the extensive casemate system look out over the path leading to the castle. The huge ducts, stairs and halls formed in the belly of the rhyolitic tuff hill can also be explored. The oldest part of the fortress is the tower house erected in the upper castle, which became the basis of the keep that accommodated the guards. Visitors can admire then amazing view when they look out from the ruins crowning the Castle Hill.

The period furnished rooms of the ethnographic village museum offer additional memorable experiences.

CONTACT US

Address: 3332 Sirok, Vár út 1.
Email: sirokivar@nofnkft.hu
Phone: +36 70 197 9893, +36 20 204 6779

122 kilometres from Budapest

OPENING HOURS

Castle:


1 April – 31 October: 10:00-18:00
1 November – 31 March: 09:00-16:00

 

Ethnographic village museum:

 

1 April – 31 October: 10:00-18:00
1 November – 31 March: 09:00-16:00

HOW to approach the castle

Visitors can approach the castle with a 20-minute walk on a fairly steep pathway that starts in the car park located at the foot of the Castle Hill. When reaching the saddle before the last ascent, the path forks into two: one leading to the castle, and the other to the peak opposite the castle.

TICKET PRICES

Castle of Sirok and Ethnographic Village Museum

Adult:

Castle   1 600 Ft

Ethnographic Village Museum      400 Ft

                             

Discount entrance tickets:

  • Children and young people (6-26)
  • Visitors over 62 years of age
  • Parent with at least two children under 18 years of age

Castle     800 Ft

Ethnographic Village Museum       200 Ft

 

Family:

  • 1 or 2 adults + 1 or more children up to 18 years of age

Castle    3 200 Ft

Ethnographic Village Museum      800 Ft

 

Group:

  • at least 15 visitors

Castle     1 280 Ft/person

Ethnographic Village Museum      320 Ft/person