Ekebyhov Castle

Ekerö, Sweden

The estate of Ekebyhov was created by Klas Horn (1583-1632) in the 1620s by merging farms Ekeby, Hovgården and Gällsta. Horn built a stone castle on three floors, which now no longer exists. The existing palace is a wooden two-storey building built in the 1670s, when Field Marshal Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel acquired Ekebyhov. Wrangel's death in 1676 halted the construction and it was resumed in 1701, when Baron Eric Lovisin had bought the estate.

After several ownership changes during the second half of the 1700s, Ekebyhov became as a residence of Albrecht Ihre in 1790. His son's grandson, Captain Bengt Ihre Johan Albrecht (1867-1956) built a nursery at the castle, planted with 400,000 trees, and seemed to increase fruit production in Sweden and Finland.

The Ekebyhov was owned by the family Ihre until 1980 and castle park with a wide variation of fruit trees has descended from Johan Ihre time. Today the castle is used as municipal conference center and cultural activities in association management.

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Founded: 1670-1701
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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ebba nilo (3 months ago)
beautiful ? and boring?
Jonas Smedslund (7 months ago)
Not much of a castle. I was really disappointed.
Salah M (7 months ago)
Very nice place
Mikael Ahlqvist (10 months ago)
Nice place and good for hiking.
Johan Enoksson (2 years ago)
Nice food and seanaey
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