Kungälv, Sweden

Ragnhildsholmen was a medieval castle built by Håkon Håkonsson (Haakon IV) of Norway around the year 1250. The castle was first time mentioned in 1275. In 1304 it was donated to duke Erik in 1304 and saw the power struggle between Swedish Kings Birger and Magnus III. After the near Bohus Fortress completed, Ragnhildsholmen lost its purpose. It was demolished and stones were probably used to build Bohus. Today impressive ruins still stands on the site.



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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Shekhar Babu (11 months ago)
Nice place for a small outing with a good view. Take some food along if you are going to stay longer and have kids. There are no restaurants around. No parking fee and good space for car parking. There are steps to climb so if you have a stroller or wheelchair, you may face challenges climbing up to the viewpoint.
A laid back place with a beautiful view. The ruins are standing well and the hill top give a good view of the river.
Max Blixt (2 years ago)
Nice place, interesting history of just after the Viking age
Gustaf Andersson (2 years ago)
This is a completely (free) open but very well preserved ruin that i recommend visiting. Its location is quite off but that means it is almost never crowded. You will probably never have as much freedom to explore every stone and the craftsmanship of a 13th century fortress anywhere else.
Waleed Al-Farawi (3 years ago)
I love it but it is dangerous taking children there because the passage has electric fence and you need to hold tight your child so they do not run around
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