Lighthouses, manor houses, fortress: a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city – Road.Travel

Lighthouses, manor houses, fortress: a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Road Trip Route. Take a photo at the lighthouse, Take a walk on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, Find a waterfall not far from the Koporsk fortress.

A day trip for those who want to take a break from the rhythms of the big city, get in touch with history and feel at one with nature. Stroll along the picturesque coastline of the Gulf of Finland, take impressive photos by the lighthouses, and if your heart desires adventure, climb the observation tower. Next, take a walk next to an ancient fortress and see the ruins of a noble manor house. This weekend will be spent outdoors, so it's a good idea to dress warmly and choose comfortable footwear.

Uninhabited Nature, Unobvious locations. From: Saint Petersburg

Elena Sadchikova. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Walks and history

Good morning! This is going to be a very busy day, so it's worth waking up early. Dress warmly, take a thermos of hot tea and a camera, the views are amazing.

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Mayak "Raskat"

The futuristic structure, located near old Peterhof, is commonly referred to as a lighthouse. In fact, it is a radar tower, which helps to determine the location of ships. But has the lack of lighting equipment made the building less interesting? All the more, the views that open from the beach and sand spit are a real boon for the photographer.

Дачи БЕНУА

The unique architectural ensemble of the Benoit, Grube and Kron cottages has long been in disrepair, but not so long ago enthusiasts decided to restore the buildings. Today, plein airs are held on the territory of the dacha complex, and in the future it is planned to organize here an arts residency of St. Petersburg State University.

GrillBar Academia

For a late breakfast or early lunch, check out the Academy Grill Bar. It's one of the best spots along the route today. If you're not hungry yet, grab a juicy burger to go and have a picnic outdoors.

Государственный природный заказник «Лебяжий»

Lebyazhij Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful places on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. A sandy beach, tall pine trees - an atmosphere of peace and quiet. In the cold season, bizarre snow barchans form on the surface of the water.

Шепелёвский маяк

But the Shepelev Lighthouse is a real lighthouse, when it is dark the red signal lights up. The lighthouse is fenced, the fence is quite low, and the lighthouse itself can be viewed and photographed from all sides. There is an iron tower nearby, which you can climb if you are in search of quite unusual angles.

Копорская крепость

The ancient fortress of Koporje is a medieval defensive complex built in 1237 by the knights of the Livonian Order. It is a place steeped in centuries-old history, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. In connection with restoration works the pass inside the fortress is closed, but it does not prevent to estimate the scale of the ancient structure, walking around and examine the dilapidated temple. And walking a little bit against the stream of the river Koporka, you will see a small waterfall, which does not freeze even in the cold season.

Радоновые Источники И Озера

Not far from the village of Lopukhinka there is a very picturesque place - three radon lakes, surrounded by a canyon. The most beautiful of the lakes is the middle one. Nearby are the ruins of an ancient manor house.

Чайхана Чабрец

Cozy Oriental cuisine restaurant in Peterhof. The menu has a large selection of the most delicious dishes of Uzbek cuisine, and if you prefer European classics, you will also find a dish to your liking here. And there is also a decent cocktail menu and a large selection of specialty teas.

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