Rundale Palace, Latvia – Part 1

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’

To reach the wonderful Rundale Palace from Riga, travellers should try going via public transport. The first leg is from Riga to a place called Bauska and then the next leg is
from Bauska to Pilsrundale.

The bus station (autoosta) in Riga is to the south-east of the Old Town. I obtained a ticket from the ticket office (kasse) and waited at Platform 6 for the bus to Bauska. The bus left on time and the journey took 70 minutes through very flat countryside.

I bought a ticket at the Bauska bus station for a bus to Pilsrundale (final destination of the bus was Jegvala). This bus left from Platform 2 at Bauska bus station. The journey took 20 minutes and the destination Pilsrundale was clearly marked on the bus stop. There were also large signs indicating Rundale Palace to the left. The bus driver also indicated that I should get off – I made sure he understood that I was going to the palace when I boarded the bus. I checked the return times of the bus before heading into the palace grounds. There seemed to be two different bus companies offering a service back to Bauska from
Pilesrundale. It was 11:25 and I decided to aim for the 14:34 bus.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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