Jaunmoku Pils (Jaunmokas Palace)

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Pretty palace, 60mins from Riga
My 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.
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