Valmiermuiža castle, which is also known as Valmiermuiža manor, was built in the second half of the 18th century as a sophisticated hunting residence with spacious rooms, high ceilings and splendid wall and ceiling finishes. A few years later, the hunting pavilion was complemented by a two-storey baroque side building and a small tower.
In summer, the tree-lined Valmiermuiža castle was used as a summer house. It was a popular place of resort among representatives of royal families and exquisite gentlemen.
The castle was located close to a wide hunting park called Iršu garden, which was used for hunting pleasure. The park was populated by deer, roe deer, wild boars, hares, pheasants and even a couple of bison that were brought to the park from a distant land.
The magnificent Valmiermuiža manor was ruthlessly destroyed during two world wars. To the present day, only a few parts of the manor have been preserved: a small castle tower, park gates and outbuildings that witness the wide scope of economic management and events of the past.