Tjolöholm Castle is one of Scandinavia’s leading Arts and crafts properties. The luxurious castle was finished in 1904, and is said to be one of Sweden’s most amazing buildings. The architect Lars Israel Wahlman designed it in the Tudor style for merchant James Fredrik Dickson and his wife, Blanche. The Castle’s lavish fittings had all the modern comforts of the day, such as one of the first vacuum cleaners, which weighed almost a ton, and state of the art surround showers. During the summer you have the chance to go on a guided tour of the castle in English.
Public tours take place every day during the summer season, and every weekend the rest of the year. Visitors are shown round many of the castle’s 36 rooms. Group tours, in Swedish, English, German or French can be booked year round. The guided tour takes around 45 minutes and are held in Swedish, but the room descriptions are available in English, German and French.
If you are interested in the exhibition of this years costume show, you should instead choose the themed guided tour “Downton – For better or worse”. Based on the popular television series Downton Abbey Tjolöholm Castle will tell you about love and marriage during the 1910s. The exhibition displays original costumes from the TV show and the visitor may also see two newly created wedding dresses, inspired by Lady Mary’s and Lady Edith’s wedding dresses. The guided tour takes around 45 minutes and are held in Swedish, but the room descriptions are available in English and German.
Guided tours are held in English 1 July-31 August at 14.00 (availability is only guaranteed when tickets are bought online).
3 February to 20 May: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays
26 May to 31 August: Daily
1 September to 11 November: Saturdays and Sundays
16-18 November, 23-25 November and 29 November-2 December: Daily during the Christmas market
8-16 December: Saturdays and Sundays
25-30 December: Daily
Adults: castle tour 120 SEK, exhibition tour 150 SEK. 26th May-31st August 150 SEK including entrance to carriage museum, museum cottage “Hemtrefnaden” and the castle church.
Children 5-14 years: castle tour 25 SEK, exhibition tour 50 SEK. 26th May-31st August 50 SEK
You buy tickets to the tours online, in the castle shop or, when the shop is closed, in the manor house. Click here to buy tickets online.