Beverīna county

 

Beverīna county was established on July 1 in 2009 as a result of administrative-territorial reform, uniting Brenguļi, Kauguri and Trikāta parishes, each with its own rich history and traditions. Looking at the ancient past, this has been the part of Tālava region where the mythical Beverīna castle of King Tālivaldis was located - searched, undiscovered, still tempting. In later centuries, the former part of Trikāta castle district, but most recently Trikāta was in Valka district, but Brenguļi and Kauguri in Valmiera district. The county has an advantageous geographical location. It borders with Valmiera. Beverīna district also borders with Burtnieki, Kocēni, Priekuļi, Smiltene and Strenči counties. The administrative center of Beverīna county is located in Mūrmuiža, Kauguri parish.
Kauguri parish is one of the most densely populated parishes in the whole former Valmiera district. The population structures of the territory of the parish are formed by villages, summer cottage villages and scattered suitable single places. The largest of them are Mūrmuiža and smaller villages - Līči, Kauguri, Kaugurmuiža. Half of the parish lives in the three main settlements - Mūrmuiža, Kauguri and Līči.
The population structure of Brenguļi parish is based on two villages: Brenguļi and Cempi. The structure of the village is peculiar in that the houses in the territory (mostly rural homesteads) are located scattered and thus it is not easy to determine the boundaries of the villages objectively.
The population of Trikāta parish is concentrated in the central and southern part of the parish, because the northern part of the territory is occupied by large forest massifs. In the same northern corner of the territory is the settlement Ūdriņas, which has the status of a village with the spatial plan - here in the compact territory there are dwellings of about 50 inhabitants with appropriate technical infrastructures.
The county center Mūrmuiža is rich in cultural and historical objects. Here is the Mūrmuiža Fortified Tower, which is a unique building in Latvia. It is believed to have been built in the 16th century. as the suburban home of the Bishop of Cesis Otto Schenking. The tower has rooms reminiscent of places of worship, a mural and the remains of a fireplace. Next to the renovated manor house, it is now managed by Beverīna municipality. Trikāta is home to one of the oldest churches in Latvia and the castle ruins of the Livonian Order. In Brenguli, Trikāta and Mūrmuiža, separate buildings of the former manors have also been preserved. Brenguli still has one of the first HPPs in Latvia.
Travelers are especially welcomed in various farms and companies of the county, which are suitable places for both groups of travelers and families with children. Farm "Abullāči" can get acquainted with the cultivation of blueberries and buy berries, local farm "Vīnkalni" organizes master classes with real Italian pizza preparation. Brenguļi is famous for Brenguļi beer and gourmet candies "Granberry", but in Trikāta there is chocolate factory "R Chocolate" with the opportunity to enjoy and buy different types of chocolate and ice cream.
 
The region is proud of the opportunities for active recreation - in the Beverīna Wooden Sculpture Park and Labyrinth is possible to see interesting wooden products, play games and go through a maze full of surprises only for adults. In the active leisure center "Baiļi" in summer it is possible to rent boats, go on raft expeditions, but in winter you can enjoy the joys of winter skiing, snowboarding. Lovers of sharper sensations can visit the open - air adventure park "Ežu šķūnis" or the laserpark "Shooter".
Everyone can also enjoy the nature of Beverīna region by taking a walk along the Abuls Nature Trail, the Love Trail, watching how River Abuls meets the River Gauja, seeing the Bekuri big oak, boating along the River Abuls to enjoy the beautiful Spreņi sandstone shore and sandstone rock outcrop "Klimpu rock" when traveling on foot, bicycle or car - see our big trees and mountains.