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Pilguse Manor
Country Estonia
Place West Saaremaa Jõgela village, Lümanda commune
Short Description Old-established manor complex
Visitors 2010

Pilguse’s old-established manor complex is located in West-coast of Saaremaa, on the bank of Nigu bay. History of the manor started in 1558, when land was given to Hinrich Billinghusen. The roots of their family date back to 1501 in Lybeck where H. Billingshusen has been mentioned amongst local patricians.Pilguse manor is the childhood home of the notorious seafarer, around the world sailor and the discoverer of the Antarctic mainland – Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen, who was an admiral in Russian Czar Navy. Nowadays there are extant building structures from the 19th century accompanied by unique systems of limestone walls on the premises. Since during the last decade the manor buildings have stayed empty they are unustable without a thorough renovation. New life started in Pilguse in July 2000, when renovation started. in the north wing of the building. There is a banquet hall with a stage that is suitable for events and conferences. In the south wing of the building is a guesthouse with 13 rooms for 56 guests. Pilguse guesthouse has cozy rooms for two and also spacious studio rooms for up to 5 guests, suitable for families and companies.



About the Heritage Site

  • Country: West Estonia, Saaremaa island
  • Location: West Saaremaa Jõgela village, Lümanda commune
  • Type of location: Manor Guesthouse
  • Experience offered: Today there's an accommodation available in the manor. Now there is a hall for visitors that has a capacity of 100 people. Themed events. Meals.
  • Website:
  • Postal Adress:
Pilguse Mõis, Jõgela küla, Lümanda vald, Estonia
phone: +372 454 5445;

Accessibility of Heritage Site

  • Opening times: Is open for advance bookings only
  • Entrance fee: Free of charge.
  • How to get there
By car: From Kuressaare take the 86th road and ride about 14km and turn off the road to the left to Lümanda parish, follow the road to Jõgela village about 17km. Map
By boat: To Saaremaa island, for further information see Tuule Laevad
By plane: 30 minute flight from Tallinn to Kuressaare

Size/capacities of Heritage Site

  • Information boards, Site lighting, Camping area, Recreation area/picnic ground, Exhibition
  • Themed events

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Facts about Pilguse ManorRDF feed
Coordinates58° 15' 38" N, 21° 59' 1" E  +
CountryEstonia  +
Heritage Site CategoryFurther Cultural Site  +
PlaceWest Saaremaa Jõgela village, Lümanda commune  +
Reference Year2010  +
Short DescriptionOld-established manor complex
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