Tjolöholm Castle

Fjärås, Sweden

Tjolöholm Castle is a country house built 1898-1904. It is located on a peninsula in the Kungsbacka Fjord on the Kattegat coast. Tjoloholm Castle was designed in the Arts and Crafts style by architect Lars Israel Wahlmann. In 2010, Danish film director Lars Von Trier shot the exterior scenes of the film Melancholia at the castle.



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It is spectacular. Worth the effort to see it.


Founded: 1898-1904
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)


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Joanna S (2 years ago)
A beautiful English style castle with wellkept big garden and stunning sea view. We were there in the beginnig of September and everything was closed except the garden..
Cathleen O'Keeffe (2 years ago)
Fantastic views that are worth the trip alone. The castle has several activities and events that are worth checking out, I'm going back for more afternoon tea in the future.
Happyshopper (2 years ago)
If you’re within a couple hours from the location and like castles you won’t regret making time for this lovely spot . Ocean views , gardens that delight and so much more . The church and small homes on the property are also worth a short walk from the castle . One of them is decorated and open to the public . There’s a lovely church on the grounds as well . Coffee and fika available and a fantastic second hand shop too . It’s just fantastic !!
Linn Ahlberg (2 years ago)
I loved visiting this place. It's a lot to it. You have second had, coffee/lunch place, a restaurant, beautiful garden, castle tour, coastal walk, old village and they even do plays there as well. Worth a visit for sure! Very picturesque.
Vineeth Kuttippala (2 years ago)
Good castle but you cannot go inside the castle, but just roam around the castle The area around is too good and scenic and its nice for a day family trip
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First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

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