Åkerö Castle

Bettna, Sweden

Åkerö estate was first mentioned in 1281. In 1660 the castle was partially destroyed by fire, but the new castle was not built until 1752-1757 by Carl Gustaf Tessin. It is designed by Carl Hårleman. Today it is a farm, famous for its so-called Åkerö apple variety.

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Åkerö Säteri, Bettna, Sweden
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Founded: 1752-1757
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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Jinxin Zhao (16 months ago)
Private territory does not allow outsiders to enter
tang Yin (16 months ago)
Beautiful place. Think it will be beautiful when the trees sprout
Peter Gustafsson (2 years ago)
An idyll! So well taken care of! Both land and real estate! Envious of those who live here.
Peter Gustafsson (2 years ago)
An idyll! So well taken care of! Both land and real estate! Envious of those who live here.
Mats Kjäll (3 years ago)
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