Top Historic Sights in Brandstorp, Sweden

Explore the historic highlights of Brandstorp

Brandstorp Church

The wooden church of Brandstorp was built between 1694 - 1698 and its current appearance is largely from the 18th century. The pulpit dates from 1702 and altarpiece from 1749. The ceiling is adorned with beautiful paintings from 1748 by Johan Kinnerus.
Founded: 1694-1698 | Location: Brandstorp, Sweden

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.