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Horseback Rides in Dikļu Castle

Horseback rides in Dikļu Castle are exploratory trips around the surroundings that reveal unusual stories about Dikļi and history of the Latvian culture.

The exploratory trip begins in Dikļu Castle, from where the path leads along Zundas barn – a small building made of boulders, where back in 1818 the first theater performance in Latvia was shown.

The route winds along a Lutheran church, where a few centuries ago parishioners could meet the famous pastor Juris Neikens, the author of the idea of a significant cultural heritage of the Latvian nation – the Song Festival.

Following the path, you can see the beautiful rock Neikenkalns and the stage, where the first Song Festival was held in 1864. The ancient shades vibrate in the air, and it seems that you can hear a quiet singing of vibrant voices.

Before returning to the castle, the path leads along one of the longest oak alleys in Latvia. The mighty alley is about 400 years old and stretches over one kilometre in length.


Admission fee

  • Ride: 45.00 EUR/1 h. The price includes warm blankets. During the trip, the coachman will tell about the history of the Dikļu castle area (in Latvian and Russian)

Payment method

  • Cash
  • Bank card
  • Bank transfer



  • According to the season, rides in horse-drawn cart or sleigh are offered
  • Trip duration is up to 1 h
  • One horse cart or sleigh can seat four people
  • Horse cart or sleigh is drawn by one horse
  • If a sleigh ride is impossible due to weather conditions, you can order a cart ride

Additional services

  • In the castle restaurant, you can order hot drinks in thermo mugs to take along
  • It is possible to order additional services that are required before or after a sleigh trip. For example, dinner in the castle restaurant. More information can be received by phone +371 64207480
  • It is possible to order two days of recreation in the Dikļu Castle – "Like in an old movie!". The service includes a horse cart ride or sleigh ride around the surroundings of the castle, overnight accommodation in a double room in the castle, romantic bath additives, bottle of sparkling wine and a delicious breakfast on the castle's veranda. Fee for two people: 137.00 EUR

For your convenience

  • Free parking at the entrance to the Dikļu castle territory.
  • WC
  • Free picnic area
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility


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