It doesn’t matter which Latvian region you plan to visit, you can find many beautiful and less-known places in each and every one of them. We’ve listed some of those spots here – discover paths less traveled and new places in the regions of Latvia! Get inspired and go on trips without worry!
“Airīte” Railway Station
“Airīte” Station is an industrial heritage site open to the public; it has been restored and preserved as close as possible to the original, with an authentic 1930s style. The station is located on the Riga–Liepāja railway line, and its lobby and ticket desk area houses an exhibition with tactile, operable, and interactive exhibits. They tell the story of the creation of the railway line and the work, life, and destiny of the station and its inhabitants. It’s a place to dive into history.
Strante–Ulmale Seashore Bluffs
Strante–Ulmale Seashore Bluffs are a protected nature site, starting a few kilometres north of Pāvilosta. The bluffs stretch for several tens of kilometres, and their height reaches up to 16 metres in some places. It’s a beautiful destination for lovers of the sea, where the scenery is ever-changing depending on the season and the weather.
On the shore of Limbaži Lielezers Lake is the 3.6 kilometre-long Lielezers Nature Trail. The northern end of the lake boasts a bird-watching tower, whereas the beach area has a children's playground, well-maintained recreation spots, and a boat dock; in the summer it is possible to rent SUP boards and catamarans for some fun on the water.
The observation tower was built in 2021 on the top of Taborkalns at the height of 157,8 meters, next to the point of the Struve geodesic circle "Dabors - kalns". The height of the tower is 28 meters. Breathtaking views from the tower to the river Daugava and lake Vikezers.
Tērvete Wooden Castle
If you’re in Zemgale, don’t forget to visit Tērvete – you’ll not only find beautiful nature, delightful nature trails, and a place to enjoy your family holiday, but also an unusual wooden building. The Tērvete Wooden Castle reconstruction project is the first of its kind in Latvia, where one of the most influential 12th century buildings in the territory of Latvia, rich with its own history, is being rebuilt based on archaeological evidence.
The castle mound of ancient Semigallians and the ruins of the Livonian Order castle are located in Dobele, on the left bank of the river Bērze. This land hosted a settlement of Dobele's most ancient inhabitants – the Semigallians as early as 1000 years B.C. Surrounded by the ancient town, there stood a timber fortress, one of the administrative centres of ancient Semigallians.
“Kotiņi” Agricultural Farm and Rekova Mill
Rekova Mill is the pearl of the eastern border. Here, visitors have the opportunity to taste local products from Latgale, expanding their gastronomical horizons. Groups are offered a unique dining experience – a Latgalian meal prepared from local products according to ancient and brand new recipes. The main ingredients of the dishes are comprised of “Kotiņi” Agricultural Farm’s products (visitors also have the option to go on an excursion around the farm itself). Groups are very welcome - visits must be booked in advance. A treat for your taste buds!
Fresh air, tranquility, and a beach experience on the shores of Cirma Lake. It is one of the largest and most modern recreation complexes in Latgale, with cottages and tent sites for outdoor recreation. It’s perfect for families and children and for active recreation, corporate events, and sports competitions. You can go there for a day trip or spend several days touring Latgale.
“Numernes valnis” Nature Park
The nature park is a “NATURA 2000” territory, and it hosts specially protected habitats – pine forests home to the bloody geranium and cutleaf anemone. The park includes a nature trail and a viewing tower, atop which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the forests of Latgale. It is also the destination of cycling route No. 776 – if you are a cyclist, be sure to visit this serene nature park!