The castle began its life in 1581 as a fortified residence of Jan Kiszka, a powerful Calvinistmagnate. It had timber walls, a single stone tower, and was surrounded by moats on three sides, the fourth side protected by the river.
Only the barbican and one other tower were left standing after the Cossack incursion. The deserted estate changed owners several times, remaining untenanted until the mid-19th century, when a Gothic Revival palace was built on the grounds.
The Lubcha estate suffered much damage during both world wars. The palace was reduced to a shell in 1914 and was remodeled into a school building by the Soviets in 1947.