Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Capture A Winter Castle, part I

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Previously Swedish castle blend here. Now follow the sign to the castle -->

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Stora Sundby castle, private home with parts open for public functions

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Strömsholm palace, royal palace open to the public and ...

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... its pretty parkway

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Tidö castle, outside Västerås, private in parts, open to the public in others in the summers with a toy museum, more here

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Västerås castle, county museum

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Haga castle, Enköping, conference facilities

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Ängsö castle, outside Västerås, open to the public in summers, more here

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Salnecke castle, Örsundsbro, private home, more here

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A glimpse of Uppsala castle, home of the county governor but also art museum and open for conference facilities and private functions

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Skånelaholm castle, Stockholm rural suburbs, open to the public in summers

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Häringe castle, Nynäshamn, conference facilities and afternoon tea, more here

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Venngarn castle, Sigtuna, for sale, more here

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Taxinge castle, Mariefred, the cake castle open for private functions of various kinds

Which might be your favourite castle amongst these?

5 comments:

Titania said...

I could move in tomorrow into Stroemsholm Palace. I quite like Tidoe castle it has sort of a very comfortable look like an oversized farmhouse. They are all very beautiful and part of your country's history. When I was young I loved Desiree it was so romantic! So she was always freezing in the castle. I guess today they all have adequate heating systems.

Tardis19 said...

Skånelaholm castle and Salnecke castle are my favourites, I think. they seem not to be too big. But they all look very pretty. I definitley have to organise a holiday in Sweden, I guess. ;)

Pia K said...

Yes, well, I suspect many parts of the castles have to be shut because of the heating cost, Titania, not very environmental friendly with huge houses in this climate... I just adore castles and the architecture for the fairytailish aspect and of course the gardens:)

I agree, too big castle/houses aren't very inviting to live in, Tardis, Skånelaholm seems very nice I agree. Must rememeber to pop by when its open in the summer. Yes I've heard that Swedish holidays can be rather nice...:)

Myself I love Stora Sundby castle, seems like it has stepped out right from a fairytale!

Poppy Q said...

What beautiful castles you have in Sweden, they look like they will be filled with roaring fires, blazing candles and girls in frilly dresses.

Pia K said...

Yup, that pretty much sums up what castles are all about, Poppy Q:)

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