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Frederiksborg Castle
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Private Half-Day Frederiksborg Castle Tour
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Hillerod
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Owner description: This historic castle was constructed on three islands and is surrounded by lake and beautiful gardens. Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878. A tour through the museum's many beautiful rooms is an encounter with kings, queens, nobles, the bourgeois, events, and epochs, which have all shaped the country's history and development from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The museum was founded by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

As for me it was most interesting during my short trip in Copenhagen and county. Nice exterior and garden zone with lake. I made a lot of good pictures. Interior isn't rich,esp.in comparison with french and russians palaces. Only one thing I was disappointed-bridge reconstruction at inner yard.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Actually, you could hide Frederiksborg Castle and its magnificent gardens in Versailles, but that just means that you get to visit most of the nooks and crannies in this terrific and well kept attraction. This was my 2nd visit, the first being last summer when the little ferry boat took us from downtown Hillerod to the castle grounds. This time we walked to the end of the shopping street (I think every town in Denmark has one of these) and approached the castle by land. Entrance to the Slot was free courtesy of the Copenhagen Card; the magnificent gardens are free anytime. Frederiksborg is a wonderful period piece, full of 17th to 19th century furniture and trappings, and on a sunny day you can easily spend 2 or 3 hours there. And it is only a 25 or so minute train ride direct to Helsingor, to visit Kronberg or Hamlet's Castle; trains leave every 1/2 hour from Hillerod - make sure you take the Fredensborg train, otherwise the trip via Gilleleje takes over an hour.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We took a coach to visit the Frederiksberg, a castle that was once almost abandoned because it was so dated and damaged, but then later rebuilt to its original scale and honor. The drive to the castle can be the freeway route or the beach route. We saw both to and from the castle. Upon arrival, my eyes were immediately drawn to the moat and the sweeping landscape behind the castle. Inside, the artwork in the church and the decoration within the main hall, plus the displays in each of the rooms allowed us to understand the cultural background of Denmark, how they love their queen, and how they take pride in their history and culture. The fact that this is a castle, there is one entrance and one exit. I realized that after two hours, I was getting a bit of claustrophobic and needed to leave. We had to take the same winding staircase down three levels to go down. If you use a walker or have difficulty walking, you may want to stay on the exterior of the castle. The moat and the grass area behind the castle was absolutely stunning. I personally would go back to Denmark just to see this castle again. One cannot expect to see the castle and all it has to offer in one day. There was an admission charge. I believe it translated into about $20 USD.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Beautiful castle and a must if you interested in the history of Denmark. A very good idea for a one-day-trip out of Copenhagen. Hillerød is 40 min. by S-train from Copenhagen and the a good 20 min walk from the station to the castle through the agreeable city-center of Hillerød

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a beautiful castle set in the town of Hillerod and well worth a visit. We visited with our son (14) and grandson (4).

The castle has a lovely sense of arrival with fountains and statues welcoming you before you proceed into the main courtyard. From here you go into the lobby where you can buy tickets to tour the castle. The tickets are 75DK but if you are a family you can buy a ticket for 150DK (about £15) for two adults and up to 3 children. You can borrow an audio guide or download to your own iPhone or iPod on iTunes [search Det Nationalhistoriske Museum] either before you go or by using the free WiFi in the lobby. I was very impressed with this system and downloaded the guide (make sure you wait for the full download before setting off from the lobby). There are lockers in the lobby for your bags, together with toilets, a coffee machine and the gift shop.

We thoroughly enjoyed being taken through 500 years of Danish history and seeing the wonderful rooms including the stunning chapel and magnificent great hall. The guide is informative and includes visual references on the device to ensure you are looking at the right exhibit.

Once your castle tour is over you can wander the gardens (free) and I would recommend dedicating a good couple of hours for this. The Baroque garden is amazing and offers incredible views of the castle. There is also a little boat that takes visitors on a little voyage on the lake.

There is only one restaurant near the castle, the Leonora, and this serves proper sit down meals rather than cafe fayre. I would recommend bringing a picnic and eating in the grounds. There are also many eateries just outside the castle grounds. We walked to the local supermarket and bought rolls, ham and cheese!

A good, value for money day out.

And the final bonus - parking is free!

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