One of the things I love about living in Western Ukraine is the history and amazing sights all around the area. There is something awe-inspiring about walking through the remains of castles, imagining the grandeur and power that at one time emanated from such powerful structures. I find myself peering out through arrowslits in the 3-meter thick wall, wondering about the archers who used this spot to defend the fortress.
The remains of the Castle on a hill overlooking the small town of Terebovlia are immense and quite well preserved. Only about 20kms from home in Ternopil, it was an easy day trip to visit and explore this historical place.
When we arrived at the castle, the sun was shining and attempting to melt any snow that peeked out of the shade while warming the winter air. As we climbed the path to the foot of the castle walls, the formidable size of this place really stood out. Huge rocks, expertly put together, into walls almost 3 meters thick in places, loomed high overhead. The fortress all though being almost 700 yrs old was still impenetrable – as we found out by the solidly padlocked gate restricting entrance into the building. As we continued around the base of the walls, we came across a small opening that looked like it used to be an arrow slit in the wall, part of the structure had collapsed leaving a tunnel just large enough to crawl through, becoming our doorway into Terebovlia castle.
Check out more photos from Terebovlia Castle on my blog: https://wp.me/p1Mr2y-8Z