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The ruins of the Turniansky Castle are located on the karst hill above the village of Turňa nad Bodvou. The documents state the year 1357 as the year of building the castle, i.e. the 14th century. But this year it was actually just a rebuilding and expansion of the castle by** John Tornay**. The small castle was, according to some researchers, already here in the 12th century and served to protect the road from Gemer to Špiš.

The castle is in a desolate state, its ruins are overgrown with vegetation. Nevertheless, it is one of the most visited places in the area.

The ruins of the castle can be reached along the blue tourist route from the village of Turňa nad Bodvou or along the yellow tourist route from the village of Háj. From the village of Turňa nad Bodvou up to the saddle of Hradná stráň, the blue trail takes 35 minutes. From the village of Háj to the saddle of Hradná stráň it takes 25 minutes if you follow the yellow trail. And from the saddle, the journey to the castle takes less than 10 minutes on an unmarked and historic trail with traces of the wheels of the cars.

From the ruins of the Turniansky castle, there is a nice view of the village of Turňa nad Bodvou, the village of Háj, the picturesque Hájska Valley, a part of the Zádielská Plain, the Jasovská Plain to the east, a part of Dolný vrch, the Košická Valley to the sout-east and the Turnianska valley to the south.

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