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Best lookout point towards the lake

Great park to admire the view towards Lake Viljandi. Restful place, you can sit on the bench and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Southern Finland, Finland
Must try the swing!

Park and the castle ruins are great to walk around, but if you have enough of people to must try... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“swing”(5 reviews)
The park is located on the slope of the ancient valley and is named after the ruins of the order castle. When the town started to grow in the second half of the 19th century the need for a recreational zone arose. In 1863 the right to use the castle...more
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great park to admire the view towards Lake Viljandi. Restful place, you can sit on the bench and have a minute of more for yourself.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vivianl70
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Park and the castle ruins are great to walk around, but if you have enough of people to must try the giant swing! Very scary if you don't like heights but it's apparently an Estonian tradition.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The site includes a "village swing" on which up to 8 people can stand and swing up to fairly intense heights. These swings are something of an Estonian tradition (and maybe obsession); if you have a group, it's fun to try.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Viljandi, and in particular the castle ruins and surrounding park with the sweeping vista down over the lake, is perhaps my favourite spot in all of the country. Any time of the year the park makes for great walking, although it's certainly more colourful in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank phutty
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Apparently this village swing would be used during festivals by a dozen people. Our guide said he has been on it and the energy required to make it really fly is exhausting. When we were there the swing was chained up so we couldn't test...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We enjoyed our visit here immensely it was so beautifully kept, ( as We found throughout Estonia). There is a lovely peaceful feeling to the whole place even though there are little places to play and roll down little hills if you're under 20!!! Throughout...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bats7
Reviewed 5 August 2016

it is near the castle ruins and the rope bridge, you can swing there with your friends and have a lot of fun.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank prl13
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just in case - it is not easy to walk with baby-stroller - there are some places where must lift stroller to get through.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Liina Mia L
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great little park which offers some history too. Breathtaking views and offers some thrill games from the past.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 14 August 2015

To avoid the children squabbling about whose turn it is to go on the swing, why not enjoy a swing on this swing. I accommodated up to six persons. Swing high, swing low......

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Helen D
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