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  Wiks Castle by Lake Mälaren
by MalenaN
 
 

Wiks Castle is situated about 20 km southwest of Uppsala. The castle was built during the 15th century and was for a long time used as a defensive fortress. It was restored in the 17th and 19th centuries.
Today it is used for conferences and parties. In summertime there is a café for visitors. A folk high-school (music, drama and art) is situated in the buildings around. The park (forest and fields) around the castle is beautiful and has a rich fauna and flora. The castle is just by Lake Mälaren, and below the castle it is possible to take a swim in the lake in summertime.

To go here take the road towards Enköping until you come to a sign where you shall turn left. From the highway there are still several kilometres to drive on small roads until you reach the castle. You can also take bus 847 from the train station in Uppsala.

Website: http://www.wiksslott.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 29, 2005
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