Hörningsholm Castle

Mörkö, Sweden

Hörningsholm Castle is located at the pictoresque rock, which was probably fortified already in the 1200s. The castle owned by Sture family was sacked by Russian army in 1719. The current castle was built around 1752 by Nils Bonde and it was designed by Carl Hårleman.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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

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Jonathan Richardson (6 months ago)
Delightful afternoon tea and wonderful location - we'll be back
Paul D'Arcy (7 months ago)
Love the ambience and history. We stayed for a sauna & fika highly recommended
shervin nikpouya (8 months ago)
Nice atmosphere and nice interface and interior design
Bellpilgym gymdance. (14 months ago)
Magic place
Andreas Söderberg (3 years ago)
Stayed here for a kick off last week and was blown away by the magestic views, fantastic personnel and awesome food. I would recommend this as a place to visit for a few days to get away from work and other stressing environments.
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