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Introducing Western Latvia (Kurzeme)

Sandy beaches meet rocky seaside points, rolling farmland yields to thick forests, and cobbled medieval towns bump heads with thriving urban centres in Latvia’s enchanting western Kurzeme region. Known as the Courland in English, it’s named after the Baltic Cours who lived here before the 13th-century German invasion. The country’s most diverse region, it presents off-the-beaten-track exploring around Cape Kolka and more accessible delights in Kuldīga, Ventspils and Liepāja.