In 15. century during Husite wars (1425) the castle has been destroyed, because the owner Jan Městecký fell out Husite movement.
Important owners of Opočno since 16. century were from the family Trčka z Lípy.
They reconstructed the castle in the style of North-Italian renaissance.
Later they took part in the unsuccessful "Valdštejn uprising" and the castle received the Italian noble family Colloredo. Colloredo family collected large picture gallery, library, historic weapons and ethnographic collections from their expeditions to Africa and America.
Since 1948 the castle has been administrated by state and now talks about reversion to Colloredo-Mansfeld family are ongoing.
From 19th century Opočno developed as a place of Czech national revival. Several important countrymen founded cultural and social facilities and supported industrial development of the region.
By the end of 19th century several active groups founded their official institutions. E.g. the Voluntary Firebrigade or SOKOL for physical exercises.
On July 25 in 1875 trains came for the first time to Opočno (railway Choceň-Broumov). In 1908 was built the branch to Dobruška.
In Opočno several markets took place every year. 8 big events and weekly Mondays corn markets.
Item Opočno in the famous encyclopedia "Ottův slovník naučný" of 1902. (in Czech)
In the first half of 20th century the town extended north- and westward creating a cosy quarter of family houses.
Nowadays it is an important town of the region and together width its younger neighbor Dobruška they form local center of many kinds of people's activities.