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Borgholms Slott

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Address: Oland, Sweden
Phone Number: 0485-123 33
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Description: 800 years of Swedish history are on display at this beautiful castle.

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Interesting piece of history

This castle has a lot of stories and holds a detailed and intricate history which can be seen on each of the walls. Even as you first walk in there are bricks missing from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Edinburgh
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This ruined Castle of historic importance is situated high above Borgholm town surrounded by Alvar vegetation. There are interesting and excellent exhibitions about the past when there was dangers of invasion. Even children can enjoy some of these. Upstairs are huge rooms open to the sun and sky with views out over the water and the mythical island of the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Just like when you go in the Coliseum in Rome, when you go in, you get this amazing feeling of history, that throws you back to Medieval times. The place is huge and very interesting for families, couples and kids of all ages. In some especial dates in summer there is a lot of "hands on" activities to the little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This castle ruin is big! It's definitely worth taking the guided tour where you get to hear stories and myths of what went on back in the day. Most parts of the castle are accessible and you can walk around freely and look at the different exhibitions.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were very surprised by the place 'castle' history of stedet..guiden was absolutely fantastic, we got almost a private tour of slottet..kan highly recommend a look at the castle ..

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This castle has a lot of stories and holds a detailed and intricate history which can be seen on each of the walls. Even as you first walk in there are bricks missing from the walls where cannon balls had struck. Unfortunately the castle had a fire in the past and thus what you see today, it was also rebuilt... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The ruins are just ramparts and the stonework, but the castle was big, so there is still a lot to explore.

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A more than a thousand years old castle of war, grandeur, negligence and summer festivals. Interesting and long guiding tour included in the entrance fee. The architecture and failed intentions are simular to the later fullfilled buildings of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Ambitious and artlike exhibition. Nice views of the Kalmar Strait from the eastern windows. Our kids shot... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This amazing slott (palace) is a conserved ruin and is situated on the island of Öland. Parts of it reportedly date back to the end of the 1100s, having had several rounds of updates and rebuilds in the still distant past since that time. Signage in the car park explains some of the history and the important role the slott... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Borgholms Slott is a very interesting place. If you love history Borgholms Slott is the place to visit. Basically only the structure of the castle is left. The castle was allowed to fall apart during the 1700 and 1800's. So there are no places where they have restored the castle to original, like for example at Kalmar Slott. Even so... More 

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

We went to this ruin just over a day to have some ice cream. The ruin is walking distance to the swedish royal castel Soliden. There are several foot path's around the ruins, so it's no problem to walk off the extra pound that you gain in the close by cafe' with everything from ice cream to dinners . There... More 

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Address: Address: Oland, Sweden
Phone Number: 0485-123 33
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Oland

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