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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As a kid I visited this ruin for more than 40 years ago and then it was an exciting excursion. The ruin has also been used as a beautiful backdrop to the various national and international music concerts. The surrounding area is typical of the island of Öland; barren and windswept but beautiful! Here are both serving and the opportunity... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If staying in Kalmar, this is an easy drive and for us one of the highlights of our road trip. The castle has been left in a very ruined, but safe, state. Walking around it just reeks history. While not a lot of displays, those provided are worth spending time at. Views from higher points of walls are beautiful. Loads... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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