Jaunmoku Pils (Jaunmokas Palace)
Rīgas - Ventspils šosejas 75km, Tumes pagasts, LV-3139, Latvia
Pretty palace, 60mins from RigaMy Latvian friend had promised me that the hour's drive out from Riga to Jaunmokas was worth it and it was. Set in beautiful, well-kept grounds out to the west of the capital, the red brick manorhouse was built as a luxury hunting lodge in the Neogothic style and is now home to a fairly interesting permanent exhibition on Latvian forestry and woodland. Be sure to do the path around the pond for the best views.