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Sofiero Slott

Sofierovagen, Helsingborg, Sweden
+46 42 102500
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Helsingborg
Type: Castles, Gardens
Owner description: Sofiero Palace was, until the 1970s, a summer residence for Swedish royalty. The magnificent heritage of thousands of rhododendrons, beds, borders and... more » Owner description: Sofiero Palace was, until the 1970s, a summer residence for Swedish royalty. The magnificent heritage of thousands of rhododendrons, beds, borders and kitchen gardens is carefully tended by a team of dedicated experts. In 2010, Sofiero was voted Europe’s Best Park.Sofiero is situated just north of the town of Helsingborg in southern Sweden. Interesting exhibitions in the palace and a variety of exciting events and activities in the beautiful park and gardens are some of the things you can look forward to when planning your visit. The season, during which the palace, shops, restaurant and café are open for visitors, starts March 31 and ends in September. However, you are welcome to visit Sofiero for a guided tour, a walk in the park and a chance to enjoy the view over the strait of Öresund to Denmark at any time of the year. « less
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South Florida, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I took a cruise for our honeymoon and our final port of call brought us to Helsingborg, Sweden! The final stop on our shore excursion brought us to Sofiero and we loved it! The ticket desk provided an English map when we entered which made it very easy to navigate the vast property. The gardens were beautiful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Friends had their wedding reception there and the place is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing views, stunning gardens, the food and wine was great.

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is not a site that you can rush in and out of. Take a moment to explore the grounds, there are gorgeous spots all around. Stay for lunch because the food is great.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited Sofiero while on a road trip from Göteborg to Malmö (its about 3/4 of the way). Admission is 100 SEK, parking is free. Signs on the E20 make it easy to find. I was kind of expecting something much more grand than this place really is. From the entry gate it is an impressive home and the gardens... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visiting Sofiero Castle and Gardens is a must on a beautiful sunny day. The castle may not resemble the grand royal palaces, but it shows a piece of the Swedish royal family’s private lives. The castle is worth a visit, but the gardens are just amazing and I guess when the gardens are blooming, the place is adorable. Also don’t... More

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Zion National Park, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Sofiero Castle, the big parc and garden was a great experience! In particular the phantastic garden with literally thousands of flowers arranged in ingenious ways was unbelievably beautiful. Don't miss it!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you like historic buildings and beautiful gardens, make sure you pay a visit to this palace. We attended a family wedding here and it was a most magnificent setting with amazing food and great views from higher areas. You could easily spend several hours here.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

5000 rhododendron in full bloom makes the garden one of the best in Europe. Spend a day in this English Garden designed by late King Gustaf Vl Adolf and his first while Margareta!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I spent Midsummer there last year and liked the place a lot - there is a huuuuge garden to wander through with beautiful rhododendrons in May-June, cute buildings and a few interesting sculpture areas. The view towards the sea definitely makes it a great spot for picnic!

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went here with my wife, and from a man's perspective, there isn't much that appeals to me in this place. Lots and lots of different flowers for one who might be into that kind of thing, and nice small gift shops for those who want to buy some of the stuff back home. The garden is nice, and the... More

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