In Baranya, Hungary
How Geocaching Works
Related Web Page
Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer
The mysticism of this place attracted me when I decided to settle this cache. There is something in the air around the ruins...
Warning! Please do not leave travelbug & coins in the cache! Don't safe, sorry! Kérlek ne hagyj utazót a dobozban - nem biztonságos!
At these days the forest reclaimed its own and slowly demolishes the reamining walls.
Who approaches from Mecseknádasd that can read the information board at the foot of the hill about Castle Réka, and can find the cross of Saint Margaret of Scotland.
Accessible on foot from Mecseknádasd on the tourist path marked () green.
The cache is smaller than usual but small gifts can be placed in it. (Appr. 1/4 litre)
THE LEGEND OF CASTLE RÉKA
Saint Margaret of Scotland was born here by the folklore and several historians. After death (in 1016) of the English king, Edmond the Ironside, his two sons were escaped from the pretender, the Dannish Knut to the court of King István (Stephen), the first Hungarian king.
One of them, Edward, got married Ágnes, István's daughter, and also got estate from the king. This estate with Castle Réka in the middle is called Terra Britanorum de Nadash by a document from 1235.
The family lived in Castle Réka until their return to England in 1058, and their daughter, Margaret, was born here in 1045. Later Margaret became the wife of Malcolm III., Scottish king, and did her best to the establishment of the Scottish state and the popularization of catholicism. She was canonized in 1251.
The castle was possibly burnt down at the Turkish age (16-17th century).
Traces of a surprisingly large (400 x 30-50 m) castle were found by the archeologists in 1937. They supposed the bronze age or Frankish origin.
László Papp, archeologist, followed research excavation in the area of the castle in 1963. He found that the 205 x 36 m yard was surrounded by a 3 m thick stone wall. A multistorey tower and other buildings were also opened up. The archeologist puts the time of building to the 13th century based on the ground-plan and the crockery fragments; but the formation in István's era is also not excluded.
THIS PLACE IS A HIGHLY PROTECTED NATURE RESERVE AREA, SO PLEASE, TAKE CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ESPECIALLY THE RUINS!
Have a pleasent search!
Gur pnpur vf nzbat gur ebbgf bs n gerr tebja bhg sebz gur jnyy bs gur pnfgyr.
Last Updated: on 7/26/2017 8:24:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:24 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum