Arreskov Castle

Faaborg, Denmark

Arreskov was owned by the Crown and in 1241 Duke Abel inherited the castle from his father, King Valdemar Sejr. Some years later, the castle was captured and destroyed by his brother Erik Plovpenning. Arreskov was captured once again and destroyed in 1264 by King Erik Glipping. The present castle is third on the site, built in 1558. The castle mound is about 100 m x 35 m. The rectangular castle embankment is protected by a moat and circular outer ramparts. Today, the ramparts are partly destroyed and the castle embankment is overgrown. Not far from Gammel Arreskov stands another castle mound called Perdeholm. The castle and park is open by appointment.

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Founded: 1558
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark
Historical period: Early Modern Denmark (Denmark)

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