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Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholms Slott, Mariefred 647 31, Sweden
+46 159 101 94
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Recommended day trip from Stockholm

Gripsholm Castle is undoubtedly my favourite of the day trips I took from Stockholm during my most... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Great day trip from Stockholm. Much better castle than Stockholm royal castle

An easy day trip by train and connecting to a bus. Huge castle with four towers and tons of rooms... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
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Gripsholms Slott, Mariefred 647 31, Sweden
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Gripsholm Castle is undoubtedly my favourite of the day trips I took from Stockholm during my most recent visit to the city. I bought both my outbound and return train and bus tickets from the tourist booth within Stockholms Centralstation and was treated to a...More

Thank PhilFGuildford
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

An easy day trip by train and connecting to a bus. Huge castle with four towers and tons of rooms to see. The theater in the prince's tour was pretty amazing. The grounds are fun to walk around. Stop in the nearby town for a...More

1  Thank Calif-Family4
Reviewed September 14, 2017

First castle built in 1380s. The current building was begun in 1537 by Vasa. The building incorporates the national portrait gallery which contains 4000 items. The building and grounds are extensive. An incredible restoration worth your time. If this review is helpful then please indicate...More

1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Great rustic castle with a great history. Many information signs, with text in both Swedish and English. Easy to find and easy to understand. Good shop with many souvenirs and models of the castle. You can feel the history wings when walking around both inside...More

Thank jorgenlindahl
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We visited this castle and were blown away. 65 rooms and one more impressive from the last. Theater is one of the highlights. Highly recommended. NOT to be missed.

Thank OS F
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We got to this castle after the exhibition etc. on the inside had closed for the day. All the same, you can walk around the castle in its entirety through the beautifully manicured grounds. The castle is vast and it was interesting to see the...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice castle located at Mariefred, a small quaint town. Very charming, beside the lake. Take photos at the right side. With a fee if you go inside but the exterior is already nice and lovely for phototaking

Thank JoevyB
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Gripsholm´s castle seems to have earned its place in Swedish history. The castle is some 500 years old and an impressive array of kings have passed through the gates and also been imprisoned there. Especially after Gustav Wasa´s sons were in a feud with each...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed August 9, 2017

A five hundred years old castle, now housing the Swedish State's collection of portraits. Beautiful and impressing, but I would have appreciated some information signs or a booklet included in the entrance fee. Unfortunately you ought to join a guided tour or buy a book...More

Thank shegeek
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Probably the most impressive castle I've visited in Sweden! Tells Swedish (royal) history. Make sure you take the guided tour to get the most our of your visit. And look out for the remarkable lion...

1  Thank gremlina
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December 14, 2016|
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Response from aquauomo | Reviewed this property |
Most of the castles outside of the cities are closed starting September. Plan your trip carefully.
June 23, 2015|
Response from Jenny M | Reviewed this property |
You can go to Mariefred/Läggesta train station by regular train from Stockholm (SJ). Then a short bus trip or a long walk from the train station to Mariefred and the castle. This castle is not situated in the Stockholm area... More
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