Castles Borgeby Slott in Sweden

DrDevience posted on Apr 14, 2008 at 10:18AM
Some of the info under the images I just posted of this castle in south Sweden may on the surface seem contradictory... so I'll briefly straighten that out here.

Originally there was a Viking Ring Fort on this spot, possibly built by Harold Bluetooth around the vicinity of 1000 AD.

The castle was burnt by the Swedes and rebuilt, then burnt by the Danes and rebuilt... and ummm maybe burnt by the Swedes yet again. HA!

So, it has been rebuilt and transformed over the last century or so. What stands in the spot now are of varying periods. The main building being around 1600-1700, the stables from 1700s.

"Börjes Tower," which stands offset from the rest of the structure today, was probably built in the 15th century.

Hopefully that clears up the confusion a little on this one.

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