In the last drawings from the 19th century, it can still be seen as a functional building, today it is like a castle in ruins.
The castle is on a hill that flows around the Litava River and thus provides it with natural protection. The upper castle, built on an elongated top, consisted of a tower, a large courtyard with palace buildings and outbuildings, which provided sufficient comfort and provided all the necessities for the aristocracy. The upper castle was entered on the north side through a three-storey basement gate, probably with a drawbridge. On the west side were bastions and smaller bastions, which formed a system of perimeter fortifications or the lower castle. It also consisted of a residential building in the east, probably intended for the crew, a gate with a bastion in the southwest and an entrance gate in the south, again with a tower with a floor above the gate and an advanced gate protected by two massive shooting galleries and a drawbridge.
Čabradský hradný vrch and its surroundings is a national nature reserve with the richest occurrence of reptiles in Slovakia (mainly many snakes live here).