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“Lovely Gardens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sofiero Slott

Sofiero Slott
Sofierovagen, Helsingborg, Sweden
+46 42 102500
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Helsingborg
Type: Castles, Gardens
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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.
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“Lovely Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a nice spot to spend some quiet time if you're visiting Helsingborg, Sweden. The gardens are very expansive with some great history behind them. The rhododendrons are spectacular so if you can visit in late May/early June, you should be able to see them in all of their glory. The house itself is being used as a gallery with local art being featured. The property is right on the sea and it's easy to understand why the Swedish royal family built this as their summer home.

Visited June 2013
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Lund, Sweden
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“Nice garden with good collection of flowers and an castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Nice garden with good collection of flowers and an castle thats how you can summarize this place.
The place is not so far (around 4-5 KMs ) from central Helsinborg with good connectivity by bus (No. 8) .

There is a nice restaurant as well but it was closed when i visited to i didnt get a chance to try it.
I will not like to rate this place too high but its for sure worth a visit when in Helsinborg.

Entrance is free and thats the good part.

Visited June 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Nice garden!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The gardens and the parc are very nice. Follow the small path in the forest and go down to the see. You'll see a lot of different flowers/trees. But the castle itself is really small and with very few things to see.
It is a little bit expensive for what there is to see, but it's very relaxing!

Visited August 2012
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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“Beautiful grounds, interesting history...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The house is smaller than what most would consider a royal palace and is mostly unfurnished, allowing space for exhibitions of various types. A few rooms are furnished to a period and contain information and photographs on the Swedish Royal Family and their history. The grounds are of good size and have an interesting layout. The gardens are much more interesting if you first view the house and see the history of the property, this provides an understanding of the layout and various features of the grounds. If the weather is good and you enjoy park-like grounds, several hours could be spent walking and enjoying.

Visited May 2013
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Noida, India
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“Worth a visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been to Sofiero Slott and Garden, and found it very beautiful and well maintained place. We reached there using ferry from Helsingor to Helsingborg, and our ferry ticket included the ride to and fro till soffiero garden via bus. There is a nominal entrance fee, and there is a café running inside, serving nice coffee and sandwiches. After entering into the garden, one can find the beautiful thinking of the queen (had heard that there were more than 5000 saplings planted by the Queen). It is an ideal place for picnic and paradise for nature lovers. The beautiful residence of queen, that is now a museum was well maintained and having various social activities running for social causes. There was one such activity during my visit is an painting exhibition from a Japanese Boy (Don't remember his name though), who was a special children and we loved the paintings very much.

The short trails in between the jungle with narrow water streams, kids area with small rides, scenic beauty of sea, totem poll, and of course the rhododendron flower plants were the must watch there. There were many other flower plantation going on (one such was orange and yellow tulip sowing). There is also a green maze, where you can not exit until you reach till the center.

The best time to visit starts from Mid April when rhododendrons and tulips are blooming and there is greenery everywhere.

Visited April 2012
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