Stora Sundby Castle

Stora Sundby, Sweden

Stora Sundby castle was mentioned first time in Middle Ages. In 1364 it was besieged and captured by Albrecht during his battle with Magnus Eriksson. From the end of 1300s to the early 1400s it belonged to Lars Ulfsson Blå. After him Stora Sundby was owned by Julita monastery and families of Natt och Dag, Sparre and Chevron.

The present main house was built by Lars Siggesson Sparre, who asked Carl de Geer to design a new castle on the old Norman style. The casle was finished in 1848. The drawings were made ​​up by the English architect J.F. Robinson. In refurbishment underwent castle a fundamental change in the exterior but the interior remained mainly unchanged. The architecture symbolizes a year calendar: 52 rooms (number of weeks per year), 12 small towers (12 months per year), four large towers (four seasons), 365 windows (days per year).

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56, Stora Sundby, Sweden
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Founded: 1848
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Jonathan GDM (8 months ago)
Really worth seeing. By foot you can walk until 100 m from the castle . Park is open and free 10-18 all days. Guided tours are few. The nearby oak forest has many deers in a gated piece of the forest . The castle itself is one of the nicest in Sweden with decorative towers and beautiful windows.
Heather Grady (11 months ago)
Lovely private castle! We loved the views and the walk around the property was enchanting! We saw a few deer, one was very close to us. We could not go into the castle as it is private but still really enjoyed our visit and seeing the rune stone. The views from the cafe were amazing as well!
Matt86151 (2 years ago)
An amazing place for a nice hike. This beautiful castle is opened to the public and provides a view of this beautiful castle. The property has many trials and wildlife that you are free to explore. We spent about 1.5 hours here but we could have made a long day of it and enjoyed the Cafe which was not opened when we arrived late in the day. Thanks to the family for allowing visitors to enjoy their estate.
Rabi Ephraim Jallo (2 years ago)
Was build In 1848, one of Sweden's most beautiful castle, Stora Sundby. Boasting four large towers symbolising the seasons, twelve smaller towers for the months, 52 rooms for the weeks of the year and 365 windows for all the days of the calendar. The preservation of cultural and historical values is an important driving force and a major responsibility that is a natural part of daily life on the farm. In addition to the management of the castle and its buildings, extensive nature and wildlife conservation is also carried out to promote a rich plant and animal life.
Golam Mostafijur Rahman (3 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful place. Unfortunately we couldn’t go in because It’s a Private Property. We are sorry by mistake we went in about 20 meters after the sign written Private Property. Sorry to say, they must not release their dog where my 4 years old daughter was standing. Just want to say please you must respect the children. Best wishes.
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