The Slatinany town can be explored in a picturesque landscape on the Zelezne hory mountain foothill, four kilometres from Chrudim. The first written reference about Slatinany is from 1294 when there was only a Gothic wooden fortress on the rock bill over the Chrudimka river. At the end of 16th century the wealth Prague townsman Bohuslav Mazanec from Frymburk built on this place a Renaissance chateau lately. After many other rebuilding it has become to the today’s appearance. In about 1940 a horse museum has been established there with scientist and artistic part. The chateau is open to public in usual sections. But there are many more matters of interest to admire. In chateau library concerts of classical music and other interesting events take place there.
Slatinany becomes a town in 1971. It is located on the road for pedestrians through the Chrudimka valley. If you go through the park and walk across the pasture, where you can see horses, you come across a wood with local curiosity- Kocici hradek (Cat’s castle) which had been built by one of the local landlord for his children.