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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Anders Gustafsson (10 months ago)
The castle is private but is sometimes opened for concerts. Nicely located by Yngaren.
Jinxin Zhao (3 years ago)
Private territory does not allow outsiders to enter
tang Yin (3 years ago)
Beautiful place. Think it will be beautiful when the trees sprout
Peter Gustafsson (4 years ago)
An idyll! So well taken care of! Both land and real estate! Envious of those who live here.
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