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Embūte old valley is one of the most scenic, interesting and enigmatic places in Kurzeme. Over the course of time a good many legends and tales have been gathered which relate to Embūte. Embūte is one of the oldest populated places in Kurzeme, established approximately 10 000 years ago when the glacier was receding. For centuries it was a sacred place. Already in the 13th century Embūte was an important place. This can be judged by the fact that it was not only the scene of battles, but also a bishop’s castle and a cloister was built there.

Embūte Nature Park was founded in 1977 in the area of 232 ha. There are both interesting nature and cultural touristic objects in the territory: hill fort of Embūte, manor house, castle and church ruins, place of the death of the Curonian chief Indulis, dam of the Devil, sightseeing tower, information stands and ecotourism trail (2.5 km). Whorled Solomon’s-seal (Polygonatum verticillatum), Baltic wild orchid (Dactylorhiza baltica), Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) etc. is among the species of the protected plants that can be found here.

There is a walking trail and picnic area in the park.

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