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Rauna Castle Courtyard

The courtyard has been developed in a shape of a longitudinally extended rectangle. It is 11 metres wide and 37 metres long. The courtyard of the castle could be accessed through the courtyard gate. Upon entry to the courtyard, stone galleries were situated at the opposite wall and at both side walls of the courtyard. The stone galleries were made in the form of outdoor hallways at the level of the second floor. The premises of the second floor of the castle were accessible from the hallway. Entries to the ground floor of the castle were situated under the gallery, housekeeping and utility premises, as well as entrances to the cellars of the castle were situated on the ground floor. The yard was paved with medium sized stones with the sites of water gutter made of sloped stones still visible in the yard.

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