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Borgholms Slott

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

800 years of Swedish history are on display at this beautiful castle.

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It would have been grand to see this place in its full glory!

It would have been grand to see this place in its full glory! This castle is very large and was surely intimidating to its foes. Very interesting museum! Take a guided tour! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Kenneth J
Göteborg, Sverige
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super impressive big slott! Unfortunately it was very foggy the day we visited the slott, but maybe it added even more to the magic. For sure one of the biggest slotts that I have seen. Too bad we didn't visit in the high season, so we couldn't go inside.

Thank Bella182182
Malmo, Sweden
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is an absolute must see if you are interested in history and appreciate beautiful buildings. The castle was first built in the 1100s but has been added to since then. It fell into ruins in the early 1800s but as you can tell from pictures, large parts of it still remain. There is a guided tour (in English too)... More 

1 Thank AnnaBilling
Göteborg, Sverige
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It would have been grand to see this place in its full glory! This castle is very large and was surely intimidating to its foes. Very interesting museum! Take a guided tour! We didn't, because we came too late in the afternoon. Next time I will!

Thank Kenneth J
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164 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

Thank Thomas J
Sydney, Australia
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961 reviews
372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
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 

Thank Emanpee
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Kerstin P
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Katrin C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 ..

Thank bikerkim62
Stockholm, Sweden
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101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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