Smedstorp Castle

Smedstorp, Sweden

Smedstorp Castle was owned by noble family Bing between 1313-1589. Later it has been a residence of families Quitzow, Bülow and Kruus. The present main building was originally the great hall of the castle built in the 16th century. Today there is no more remains of the original castle. Smedstorp is not open to the public.

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3336, Smedstorp, Sweden
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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Mats Wester (3 years ago)
Is a private residence nowadays.
Mats Wester (3 years ago)
Is a private residence nowadays.
Eva Newin (4 years ago)
Trevligt ställe
Eva Newin (4 years ago)
Nice place
Elias Follin (7 years ago)
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