Old Palaces, Castles and Mansions Route

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You can start the route, which will take you to the old castles, palaces and mansions, in Gręboszów. In the mansion park, sprawling next to the church, you will find a number of structures, among them a guardhouse and a granary. On the park alleys, you can still see the plinths marking the old entrances.

From Gręboszów, head towards Kamienna. There, turn left towards Łączany where you will find a historic palace. Unfortunately, the access to the palace might be a challenge, as it has been abandoned for many years and is overgrown. From Łączany, go to the nearby palace in Ziemiełowice, which fared much better than the one in Łączany – it has been privately owned for over a dozen years, and the owners are gradually restoring it to its former glory. It is worth the time to visit, even if only to peer at it from behind the gate.

The next stop is the castle in Namysłów, currently located on the premises of Namysłów Brewery and as such, closed to visitors. Still, you can see it from the outside. Also, take the time to ride on the narrow streets and alleys of Namysłów to discover plenty of interesting places in the town. Leaving Namysłów via Grunwaldzka street, you will reach the village of Lubska where a 19th-century mansion with a granary can be found. However, the property is privately owned and closed to visitors, so you can only see it from the outside.

Next, head out for a slightly longer leg of the route – 17 km to the palace in Minkowskie. The palace is located in a park and can only be seen from the outside.
To reach it, head south from Namysłów through Smarchowice Śląskie and Ligota Książęca. This leg of the route will take you through picturesque, rolling fields which in the spring and summer are covered by a thick carpet of blossoming rapeseed or clovers.

The next stop is the exceptionally beautiful 18th-century Classicist palace in Starościn. The road to the village has very little traffic and cuts through scenic forests and fields. Go past Brzyskowice and in Dąbrowa turn left into Kluczborska street which will take you to Opolska street in Starościn. This palace is also privately owned and can only be seen from the outside.

The two final objects on the route are the palace in Woskowice Małe, located in the heart of the village and surrounded by a park, which now serves as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, and the palace in Jakubowice which is now Hotel Jakubus.

The route is shaped like a spiral forming an expanding circle around Namysłów.

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