The castle that is built in the first half of the 19th century by the model of von Wolf family house in Jaunlaicene is situated on the picturesque banks of the Pededze River and enclosed by a landscape park. Litene Primary School, established in the castle in 1924, still operates there.
The castle is considered to be one of the brightest French Neo-Renaissance samples among manors in Latvia. It is famous for a world-known Italian novelist Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa who lived there in the 20th century. Near the castle there is a trail that provides information about the territory and the history of the castle.
The most glamorous building is the castle, which became into the property of Baron Otto Johann Gottlieb von Volffat 1836. In the middle of 19th century castle was rebuild in Tudor Neo-Gothic style. Today the castle is managed by Lizums Secondary School. Lizums Secondary School Exposition of Local History is located in the tower of castle, it tells about history of region, well-known Latvian writer Apsīšu Jēkabs and others.