Yxtaholm Castle

Flen, Sweden

The first written record of Yxtaholm dates from 1329. The current castle was built by Gustaf Nils Clodt in 1752. Today Yxtaholm is a modern hotel, restaurant and conference centre.

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55, Flen, Sweden
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Founded: 1752
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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yxtaholmsslott.se

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3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Mats Hägglund (5 years ago)
Världsklass
Tiago Rôxo (5 years ago)
I have spent a couple of weeks in this hotel and was really peaceful and relaxing, all the waiters were really kind and also the hotel restaurant has really good food.
Madelene Cronholm (6 years ago)
Fin atmosfär men tyvärr alldeles för dålig service. Personalen gör så gott de kan men är troligen för underbemannade.
Peter Stenholm (7 years ago)
Spännande övernattning, härlig miljö och suverän mat. Kan verkligen rekommenderas.
Dag Rönnell (10 years ago)
Riktigt bra på nästan alla sätt och vis. En slottsweekend som verkligen rekommenderas. Afternoon tea, bastu/jacuzzi, fukostbuffén: mycket bra. Fantastiskt utbud på afternoon tea... 4-rätters middag var bra, men huvudrätten (hjort med ugnsbakad potatis) var en besvikelse. Fint kött men smaklösa tillbehör. Middagen lyftes dock av övriga rätter och ostar från buffé. Servicen kan bli klart bättre. Rummet var fint, men inte i toppskick. Mycket fina omgivningar! Promenad rekommenderas, men en löprunda innan frukosten rekommenderas ännu mer!
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The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

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The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

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