The first known owner of Sjöö castle was Peter Laurensson, mentioned in 1409. In 1541 the castle was bought by Jacob Vestgöte Sjöö and named after him. The present castle was built during the ownership of Johan Gabriel Stenbock. The castle was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and Mathias Spieler. The castle with its park is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Sweden with its perfect and harmonious proportions. In 1813 Sjöö castle was sold to Johan Gustav Baner, and it's still owned by the family Baner.

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Founded: 1660s
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Swedishgamer 2.0 (15 months ago)
Rickard Björklund (15 months ago)
The castle is privately owned and not intended to be visited by tourists. All roads to the castle are closed to car traffic and the nearest parking for pedestrians is almost 2 kilometers from the castle. If you still get to the castle, there are a few shorter prom paths around it and you can see the castle from a distance but not its garden. Unless the owner of the castle makes it more accessible, it is not worth visiting, there are many more options available in Uppland.
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