Näs Castle Ruins

Visingsö, Sweden

In the 12th and 13th century, Näs (or Visingö) Castle on the southern end of Visingsö was the residence for the fragile Swedish monarchy. It was built probably by Sverker I of Sweden (died in 1156) or his son Charles VII of Sweden (Karl Sverkersson). Näs was thereby the oldest Royal castle in Sweden. It was a residence 5-6 kings before in 1318 Birger I (Birger Magnusson) pawned it to Danish. The castle was probably demolished soon after.

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Founded: mid-1100s
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Andy Das (2 years ago)
Great place
Daniel Georgiev (3 years ago)
Very good picnic spot
D Cailean (3 years ago)
It an old ruin, it has a great view but it has not that much too look at as far as castle. It worth coming for the view. Must not let children run around, steep cliffs, danger of them falling.
Supreme Leader Alpaca Svante Tegnér (3 years ago)
Not much left but still very cool getting to look at what is the first ever swedish royal castle.
Tim Bjerenius (3 years ago)
It's a beautiful spot.
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