Liinmaa Castle

The emblem of the historical sites managed by MetsähallitusIn the Middle Ages, a wooden castle stood at the bottom of Väkkäränlahti Bay, protected by two walls and water. The castle controlled trade and traffic in the Gulf of Bothnia. The castle was used in the 1300s, probably as early as the late 1200s. Queen Margaret I probably sealed the fate of Liinmaa Castle by ordering the demolition of all redundant castles at the end of the 1300s. 

A Castle Built on an Island

Location: Southern Finland, Satakunta, Eurajoki (www.eurajoki.fi)

Address: Linnamaantie 731, Eurajoki. Google Maps (www.googlemaps.fi) Follow the signs from this junction for a distance of 1.4 km to the site. The national tourist route Bothnian Coast Road (www.rantatie.com, in Finnish) runs along the Linnamaantie road in Eurajoki.

Visit: Liinmaa Castle is open to visitors free of charge all year round. The site is not staffed and there is no winter maintenance.

Sights and Activities: Liinmaa Castle is situated at the bottom of Väkkäränlahti Bay, protected by forest which has been cleared on the castle site. For visitors, the moat structures are the most visible element of the ancient castle. Some cellar pits are also visible in the bailey area. The castle used to have a fair number of buildings, but very few visible signs of them now remain.

Services: Information board

Suitability: An easy destination for the whole family.  

The address of this page: www.nationalparks.fi/liinmaa

The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Southern Finland.

Customer Service

Tel. +358 206 39 4620
rannikko(at)metsa.fi

  • Metsähallitus must be notified of any events organised at the site. Instructions and form (www.metsa.fi, in Finnish)
  • Research and other activities not covered by Everyman's rights require the permission of the landowner (instructions and form, www.metsa.fi, in Finnish).
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