Brinkhall Manor

Turku, Finland

Brinkhall manor house dates back to the 16th century. The current main building was built in 1793 and it was the first neo-classical manor house in Finland. It was designed by Gabriel von Bondorff. The interior is from 1920s. Brinkhall is also known as remarkable gardens. The English garden was one of the first in this style in Finland in the beginning of 19th century.

The manor is today owned by the Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation. Brinkhall´s premises are available for meetings, conferences and private parties or functions. A summer café also operates at Brinkhall.


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Founded: 1793
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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Hans Krook (2 months ago)
Historical mansion in Turku region and a place where the tv-series Hovimäki was filmed.
Ossi Keitaanranta (2 months ago)
For those who have seen Hovimäki many times, it was great to take a guided tour of the main building, a wonderful and rare preservation of Finnish history. Several buildings around and yard areas, a garden which at its best had 5000 apple trees as well as other species. There is also a nice beach nearby
Raimo Rintala (3 months ago)
What can you tell me about it, I've lived there since my youth and the corners are familiar
Satu Junnila (11 months ago)
Outside, you can feel the havin of history. If you could get inside the buildings then it would be a more complete feeling. Wonderfully peaceful milieu.
Veikko Suhonen (13 months ago)
Yksi Turun alueen historiallisista kartanoista. Sijaitsee Kakskerran saarella aivan Kakskerran järven läheisyydessä. Kartanolla on oma omenapuutarha jonka tuotteista valmistetaan kartanon omaa omenaviiniä. Suurelle yleisölle kartano tunnetaan paremmin tv sarjan Hovimäkenä n. 20 vuoden takaa.
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