Nógrád is a county located in northern Hungary on the border with Slovakia. It was formed in the 13th century and the castles located here date back to this time. It is a mountainous area, with a varied relief, well suited for hiking and cycling trips.
The committee consists of the forested hills of the North Hungarian Highland and the mountains of Cserhat and Matra. Many hiking and cycling routes lead through them, the most attractive of which include the Börzsöny hills.
In the Middle Ages, the Nógrád area was included in the centers of the Kingdom of Hungary and was reinforced with numerous castles. The ruins of the castle of Nógrád, Salgó, Hollókő, Somoskő and several others have survived to this day. In later centuries, numerous noble families had their headquarters here. To this day, residences from the 17th and 19th centuries can be admired in Szécsény and Szirak.
A very interesting place is the village of Hollókő above which rise the ruins of a medieval castle. Part of it has been separated as an urban reserve with preserved original, traditional buildings and has been inscribed on the UNESCO list since 1987.