History of the castle

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The fortress stands on the border of the Bükk Mountains and the Mátra Mountains over the place where the valley of Tarna creek becomes wider. Its Slavic name may originate from here: Sirok. It was built in mediaeval times in the valley of Tarna creek where it was possible to block and check the Northern roads, although it was mainly a squire's private castle with very little strategic value.
The settlement was founded later; written sources first mention the castle in 1267, while the name of the settlement first appears in written form in 1302 as Sirák. It is later mentioned in a charter in 1389.



Új Magyarország fejlesztési terv
NORDA Észak-Magyarországi Regionális Fejlesztési Ügynökség Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
Sirok Község Önkormányzata

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