Szigliget is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary.The village can be found on the northern bank of Lake Balaton in the vicinity of Badacsony and Keszthely. The village was built between and on volcanic hills. It can be reached by car on the 71 highway or by train on the Székesfehérvár–Tapolca-railway stopping at Badacsonytördemic-Szigliget station.
The settlement existed in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Celtic, Roman and Avar archaeological finds were discovered in the vicinity. Avas church ruins It was built in the Árpád age, in the 12th century. The material is basalt. The old tower stands today.Szigliget fortress On the top of the 239 meter high Várhegy hill stand the ruins of the medieval fortress. Beautiful panorama opens from it to the Lake Balaton and to the Tapolca Basin.
Esterházy the castle built in the 19th century by the House of Esterházy is a modern home for artists surrounded by the arboretum of 9,2 hectare.