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“A garden full of flowers”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sofiero Slott

Sofiero Slott
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Helsingborg
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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.
Helsingborg, Sweden
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“A garden full of flowers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went here with my wife, and from a man's perspective, there isn't much that appeals to me in this place. Lots and lots of different flowers for one who might be into that kind of thing, and nice small gift shops for those who want to buy some of the stuff back home. The garden is nice, and the castle, well..it really doesn't look like a castle to me, more like a very very old small, corroded house. It's full of old nostalgia though, if you're into that kind of thing...

Visited June 2013
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“Helsingborg at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visiting the former royal castle of Sofiero, with it's astounding gardens and breathtaking view over the Öresund sound, is something every visitor to Helsingborg should do, especially in the spring/summer when the garden is at its best. Sofiero is the place for romantic walks, family picnics and musical entertainment, and is recommended for everyone, despite age.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice garden & history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The gardens are large with different design of different gardens: lush vs. more victorian. It is lovely to walk around the garden, and admire the flowers. On top of that, the history of the castle is interesting. While I was visiting, a guide belonging to the castle offered to share more about the history of the place and the royal family who lived there.
Lastly, there is an excellent fine dining restaurant (a bit pricy though).

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This castle is surprising as it is not full of furniture and paintings as most British castles are. However some rooms show how the royalty would have lived years ago and a very entertaining film is shown in another room.
There is an art exhibition which gave rise to lots of discussions on our visit.
The castle also has a restaurant - which looked nice but we did not have time to try it - and a cafe. The cafe overlooks the Sound and you see Denmark clearly on a nice day. Our visit however was on a very wet day so Denmark could only be seen in a haze. However the cafe itself was clean and the lunch was terrific.
Then of course there are the incredible gardens. Even though it was wet we walked around and enjoyed roses, herb gardens, vegetable gardens as well as the vinery (retreat from the rain) and the Orangery (another retreat - but turned out to be very interesting).
There is a huge childrens play area too so this is a place for the whole family.

Visited August 2013
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Sofiero castle used to be the reigning king of Sweden´s summer house, but now a days it's open for the public. The gardens are some of the most beautiful in Sweden and a few times a year they have popular exhibitions. On the higher grounds you have spectacular views over the sund and Denmark. A few evenings during the summer months they arrange music concerts where visitors have picnic in the park during the concert.

Visited September 2012
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