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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 castle.

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

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A Real Treat

Oland Island is across the bridge from Kalmar and a world apart. Lots of open space, with very frequent roadside windmills (purpose? not sure...) and lovely isolated homes. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Murdoch312
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Denver, Colorado
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Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive castle, walk on the grounds and feel the history taking place. Good use of lights, sounds and other visual items to get the impressions. Minimal use but it works Also for kids a medieval playground. I heard about music and events being hosted here. Would be a spectacle :)

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oland Island is across the bridge from Kalmar and a world apart. Lots of open space, with very frequent roadside windmills (purpose? not sure...) and lovely isolated homes. The ruins of Borgholm Castle are a highlight, and involve a climbing path if you park in town. We found (once we got there!) that we could have parked outside... The castle... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

There ruins were fun to explore together. All was very well maintained. Even out children aged 2-6 also enjoyed the exhibition and were astonished to here what life has been like before. Worth the entrance fee!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We visited Borgholms Slott in 2010, and again in 2016. The castle ruin is now a museum on par with some of the best you will find. While before it was open to the public, now there are self-guided audio tours, lots to read, and exhibits and story everywhere. Ages 10 and up will love the visit, and you can... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Located on the edge of a 100 feet high cliff, the ancient castle overviews the city of Bornholm and the sea. The staff at the entrance were very helpful. The museum shop had a wide variety of souvenirs. You could even buy iron cannon bullets. Wild flowers surrounded the castle and gave great photo opportunities.

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very nice castle and number 1 attraction in Borgholm. Around the castle there's some trails and the view is quite nice.

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Borgholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Great old castle with lots to see and do in summer, especially for children. Nice view from upstairs.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 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.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

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Göteborg, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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!

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