Lietava Castle was built some time around 1241 as a military and administrative center. It was abandoned in the 18th century and got dilapidated. At present, you can see ruined walls with windows. The climb to Lietava Castle is a pleasant, not very difficult trip, also recommendable for families with children. The ruin offers wonderful views of the valley of Žilina, Kysucká Gate, Suľovské Hills and a part of the Malá Fatra Mountains. There is no admission fee, and you enter the premises on your own risk.
There are marked tourist trails to the Lietava Castle. The green trail goes from the city Žilina and the spa Rájecké Teplice . There is a blue trail from Lietavská Lúčka, via Lietava Castle to Súľovské rocks.