Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Capture A Winter Castle, part I


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


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


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


... its pretty parkway


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


Västerås castle, county museum


Haga castle, Enköping, conference facilities


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


Salnecke castle, Örsundsbro, private home, more here


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


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


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


Venngarn castle, Sigtuna, for sale, more here


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

Which might be your favourite castle amongst these?


Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens 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.

Anonymous 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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