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Though there was a castle named Biely Kamen, it is just a ruin today: http://mapy.hiking.sk/?x=17.19591&y=48.261

 

My photo shows a castle not so far from Orava, you would need to go SW direction. There are actually 2 of them close to each other. The older one is in the front here, the original castle in question can be seen behind the ridge:

 

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Though there was a castle named Biely Kamen, it is just a ruin today: http://mapy.hiking.sk/?x=17.19591&y=48.261

 

My photo shows a castle not so far from Orava, you would need to go SW direction. There are actually 2 of them close to each other. The older one is in the front here, the original castle in question can be seen behind the ridge:

 

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Pali the only reason I thought of the place is that a friend A Cowie mentioned it recently, he is a modern Templar Knight and free mason that makes various tv programs about history.

Is it completely ruined?

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so Pali what is the actual name of this place/castle

It is Strečno castle and you can find it here: http://mapy.hiking.sk/?x=18.86239&y=49.17448

On the other photo you can see Starhrad (Old castle): http://mapy.hiking.sk/?x=18.89144&y=49.17787

 

Such fortifications were built mostly after invasion of Mongols in 1241. This 2 castles also protected the northern frontier in wars with Poland.

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Pali the only reason I thought of the place is that a friend A Cowie mentioned it recently, he is a modern Templar Knight and free mason that makes various tv programs about history.

Is it completely ruined?

Strečno is partly preserved but Starhrad is slowly deteriorating. Many castles were destroyed by imperial army during Hungarian uprisings against Habsburgs in 17th century to remove possible fortified strongholds.

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Driving in the mountains  twixt Poland and either Slovakia orthe Czech rep, I have noticed the sat nav bleeping at me about all the historical monuments/fortifications/castles etc.

Trouble is one cannot check them all out, however now that I;m spending more time there, I will have the time to check more of them out.

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