Harju Manor and Harju vocational college
Harjun oppimiskeskus (Harju vocational college) is a private, educational institute of natural resources located in the idyllic surroundings of old Harju Manor (Harjun Hovi) estate in Virolahti, approximately 170 kilometres east from Helsinki.
The history of the Harju Manor dates back to the 1833 when Fredrik Beckman, lieutenant colonel of Russian army, acquired several farms in Ravijoki village. His son, Woldemar Beckman developed Harju into model farm pioneering for example in cattle breeding. Agricultural education begun in 1889.
Today Harju is a lively vocational college with over 200 students. Tourists are welcome to enjoy beautiful old buildings, lovely park and good catering in restaurant Aura. We offer accommodation for tourists, both individuals and groups, in variable accommodation facilities. We have different meeting rooms for 10 to 200 persons and Manor House provides idyllic surroundings for small festivities. We have stables for over 100 horses and good facilities for equine sports.