Dalaborg Castle Ruins

Dalaborg, Sweden

The Dalaborg Castle was built in 1304 by dukes Erik and Valdemar (the sons of Magnus Ladulås) during the war against the king Birger. The castle was destroyed in 1434 in the so-called Engelbrekt uprising. The Queen Margareta, regent of Norway and Denmark, was named also as a regent of Sweden in Dalaborg in 1388.

Today the moat, ramparts, a terrace and the cellar of a blockhouse remain of castle. A model of Dalaborg before it was destroyed can be seen at Mellerud Museum.



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Slottet 3, Dalaborg, Sweden
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Founded: 1304
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)


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Chris Slaughter (2 months ago)
Peaceful place.
Anton Wimmer (7 months ago)
A rather small but very beautiful castle ruin, relatively remote but in an incredibly beautiful place. Parking is available within a short walking distance. The nature in the area is very beautiful. Good information signs. Well worth a visit
Thomas Schulz Rohm (8 months ago)
Lovely scenic place very suitable for an excursion.
G B (2 years ago)
Reqlly nice place for a picknick (and a swim afterwards), nice walk to the viewpoint, very easy walked up with young kids.
Patrik Runesson (2 years ago)
Not much to see but nice view of Lake Vänern and nice barbecue area.
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