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“A gem in the Swedish countryside”
Review of Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle
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Owner description: A magnificent day out!Visit one of the world’s finest Baroque castles, located in beautiful surroundings on the shore of Mälaren. Skokloster castle was built during Sweden’s period as a Great Power in the 17th century, and is the biggest private house ever built in Sweden. Visit the Wrangel state apartment on your own or take a guided tour through beautiful rooms and halls that are filled with original furnishings from different centuries. They have magnificent arts and crafts, thrilling paintings and the castle also has also a large armoury.In the summer you can take boats to Skokloster Castle from Uppsala and Sigtuna. ADMISSION Adult SEK 70 GUIDED TOUR supplement of SEK 40. Admission free for persons aged up to 18.
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“A gem in the Swedish countryside”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We REALLY enjoyed a trip to Skokloster Castle, a 17th century castle very well preserved, with an excellent guided tour in English, not far from Arlanda. I highly recommend the guided tour, check to make sure you have the correct time for the language you prefer (English, Swedish, Finnish, etc...). The café was very good, and there was plenty of seating indoors and out. It it's a nice day, the seating closest to the lake is best, with lots of shade and views. Next to the castle is a church that began as a nunnery in the 13th century, still an active church today. There's also the quaint little town of Sigtuna you can stop at on the way to or from Skokloster Castle, with charming shopping and a beautiful park right on the water.

Visited July 2013
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“Magnificent Castle!!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Me and my husband and two friends visit Skokloster Castle today, 18th May 2013
This castle is located on a peninsula on the northern part of Lake Mälaren along the old water route between Stockholm and Uppsala.
The construction of the castle went on between 1654 and 1676 by order of Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel ( 1613-1676 ), a Magnificent castle, beautiful antique furniture, great collection of curious objects created both by man and nature.

Avoid the café by the castle, my husband paid 100SEK for a Shrimp sandwich but it become a salad with some shrimp hahaha Not worth!!

Visited May 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“One of the best Castles”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

in the Stockholm area. If you like old castles you need to see this with most of the furnitures left from the 1600th century.

Visited June 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“old castle”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

An hour away from Stockholm you find this beatuful, big castle from the time, when Sweden was in great wars and was successful in them, which you can see in this castle. Drive from ther to Sigtuna and see the very old town there

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“Well worth visiting.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

A monument to Sweden's "Age of Greatness". Go there by boat if possible. Interesting architecture, and sevreal intersting collections. Good guidance.

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