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Skokloster Castle

Address: | Next to Lake Mälaren, Skokloster 746 96, Sweden
Phone Number: 018-14 48 00
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A magnificent day out!Visit one of the world’s finest Baroque castles, located in beautiful...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A magnificent day out!Visit one of the world’s finest Baroque castles, located in beautiful surroundings on the shore of Mälaren. Skokloster castle was built during Sweden’s period as a Great Power in the 17th century, and is the biggest private house ever built in Sweden. Visit the Wrangel state apartment on your own or take a guided tour through beautiful rooms and halls that are filled with original furnishings from different centuries. They have magnificent arts and crafts, thrilling paintings and the castle also has also a large armoury.In the summer you can take boats to Skokloster Castle from Uppsala and Sigtuna. ADMISSION Adult SEK 70 GUIDED TOUR supplement of SEK 40. Admission free for persons aged up to 18.

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Luxembourg
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Skokloster castle was well worth the visit which took all day by boat. The guided tour of the castle was a must with its full history and Sweden’s military campaigns explained to us as we visited its many rooms & corridors. The grand finale was the armory – an amazing display of pistols, rifles and armor. We lucked out with... More 

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Columbus OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

After seeing the sights in Stockholm, we decided to drive to Skokloster Castle. The drive itself was lovely through farming areas. The castle lacks the grandeur of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, but is amazing as it is so well preserved as it really wasn't lived in much. We did the 12.15pm English tour with a knowledgable guide named Eva... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Different than other European castles I've seen and worth a quick trip. The nearby church is also one of my favorite I have ever seen, with beautiful brick work. We did this as part of a Stromma boat tour and recommend it to those looking for a boat tour as well. The castle's tour fee was included in the boat... More 

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Amstelveen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited this 16th century castle in july. The exterior looks like a castle should look, dramatic and intimidating. The interior is going on slightly run down but the grand rooms are amazing with the leather wallhangings. There is even a painting of Michiel de Ruyter and of Scheveningen. Take the guided tour only if you have the time. It... More 

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Ivy, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Skokloster is an exceptional and unique palace situated on a small peninsula on Lake Mälaren about an hour or so drive north of Stockholm. Built in the mid 1600's, It is exceptionally well-preserved (but not restored) and only minimally modernized. Most of the castle was simply vacated after the death of it's fabulously wealthy owner, the Swedish noble Carl Gustav... More 

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Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We made the road trip out to Skokloster and thought it was definitely worth it. We went to Sigtuna first (disappointment) then on to this wonderful castle built in the 1600s. We got the last tour and saw a snapshot of the amazing life of the nobility in Sweden. And it was deserted!! Even on a lovely day in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We REALLY enjoyed a trip to Skokloster Castle, a 17th century castle very well preserved, with an excellent guided tour in English, not far from Arlanda. I highly recommend the guided tour, check to make sure you have the correct time for the language you prefer (English, Swedish, Finnish, etc...). The café was very good, and there was plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Me and my husband and two friends visit Skokloster Castle today, 18th May 2013 This castle is located on a peninsula on the northern part of Lake Mälaren along the old water route between Stockholm and Uppsala. The construction of the castle went on between 1654 and 1676 by order of Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel ( 1613-1676 ), a Magnificent... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

in the Stockholm area. If you like old castles you need to see this with most of the furnitures left from the 1600th century.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

An hour away from Stockholm you find this beatuful, big castle from the time, when Sweden was in great wars and was successful in them, which you can see in this castle. Drive from ther to Sigtuna and see the very old town there

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