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Format: 30/05/2017
Format: 30/05/2017

English Park Tour Guide

Magical road through the Chateau Heralec park

Discover with us the miracles of the English park that surrounds the Heralec castle. We will lend you our beautifully printed tour guide on your walk through our park, that will detail the various flora and fauna and other interesting things in the park. Trust us, there are plenty! Let yourself be taken away by the velvet of the red oak tree leaves and listen to the silver wind, rustling the tree canopies. The history of the park is well mapped in comparison to other castle parks. Historical maps - prints from the 18th century and a period plan of the castle park with a very distinct road map from the 19th century - were retained. The park today, including the parterre in front of the castle's main entrance, surrounds the entire castle. Up to the second half of the 19th century however, the land on the north and north-western sides of the castle was used for agricultural purposes. A statue of St. Agasias from the first half of the 18th century also still stands in the park today. We believe that it still guards and protects up from illnesses. 

Your first steps in the castle park by the eastern gate will take you directly to the castle, walking on a newly built granite road. The castle parterre has been protected for centuries by the magnificent beech tree that has become a symbol of Chateau Heralec. Opposite to the castle entrance, you can find original cut bosquetes on 3 locations, complemented by comfortable benches. As we walk further on into the park, we find ourselves in a grassy area with many canopies towering above. Behind the castle, you can find a wide open area, fresh and breezy. Solitary old linden trees dominate the central grassy plane. The plane itself is surrounded by a 'border' or both deciduous and coniferous trees that despite their presence do not make the area seem closed off. 

One can also spot various other interesting tree types, for example: the horse chestnut, the sweet chestnut, various oaks and beeches, as well as the yellow poplar. According to experts, around 9 trees in the park are over 300 years old. 

During an orientation survey that took place from August-October of the year 2009, more that forty types of birds that probably nest and live in the park were discovered. From an ornithological point of view, the most important species are those that are bound to tree hollows. Eco stabilization of the surrounding environment is one of the most important functions of the park, contributing to the biodiversity of the area. The revitalization of the park was carried out in a way that did not disrupt any of these biotopes and ensured a very natural way of nurturing several harmed trees. In our tour guide booklet, you can find out various information about the bird life in the park.