Situated on the hill overlooking Uppsala city, this 16th-century pastel pink royal castle is a landmark that is hard to miss. It has played an important role in Uppland’s history and is high on the list of local attractions to visit.
History and Ghosts
Not just for history buffs, Uppsala Castle is sure to impress people of all ages with its city views and impressive gardens. Take a step back in time when wandering through the state hall. This is the scene of brutal murders and where many kings were enthroned. There are many ghost tales to tell.
Built by King Gustav Vasa in the 1550s, the castle has played a significant part in Swedish history and was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 1702. In modern times, Uppsala Castle is also home to an art museum and dungeons. It is the official residence for the County Governor.
Vasaborgen is the museum that stands within the castle’s grounds. This is the original Uppsala Castle, but today it is a ruin which has stood here since the 16th century. Take a guided tour of the remains and dungeons, visit the site of public executions and learn of the fate that was left to many. On your way to the castle or when you are heading back to the hotel, make sure to also visit the famous Uppsala Cathedral
Accommodation near the Castle
A visit to the castle is just one of Uppsala’s must-see tourist attractions. When staying at this convenient hotel in Uppsala, galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and transport links are all within easy reach. The central Park Inn by Radisson, Uppsala
ticks all the boxes as the ideal place to make your accommodation base. Enjoy amenities such as a Swedish sauna, bar, restaurant or fitness centre, and be just moments from everything this delightful historical Swedish city has to offer. This modern hotel is convenient whether you are visiting Sweden for business or pleasure.