Szigliget Castle 

Szigliget Castle's history and travel information by
Chmee2 or ValtameriCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This 750-year-old castle is truly one of the most popular attractions on the northern shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary.

It is bordered on the south by Lake Balaton and on the north by the fields and mountains of Tapolca. From anywhere you approach the castle and the surrounding area, as the sights of Szigliget are noticeable from afar.

The adventurous history of Szigliget Castle began in the 13th century. The settlement belonging to the castle changed owners several times, and one of its most important roles was given during the reign of King Bela IV. 

After the terrible and devastating Tartar invasion, the king decided that he would build stone castles all over the country because only these could protect the country.