The castle in summer.
Photo: Jens Mohr, Skokloster Castle/SHM
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Explore the surrounding area

Skokloster Castle is surrounded by a varied countryside that bears traces of human life since the Middle Ages. With a number of nature reserves, the castle park and the Church, there is lots to explore when you visit us.

The Castle Park

Some of the trees in the avenues of limes are as old as the castle. Here you can find local apple varieties like "Grågylling of Skokloster". The large lawns in front of the castle lend themselves to boules and picnics.

The castle park is managed by the National Property Board (SFV).

Photo: Jens Mohr, Skokloster Castle/SHM

The Stone House


The Stone House belonged to the convent in the 13th century and was later the residence of the Wrangel family before Skokloster Castle was built. It now houses a shop run by Skokloster Konst & Hantverksförening, as well as Alldiv AB, which has conference rooms, premises for hire and catering. The stone house is currently closed for renovations.

Photo: Ola Myrin, Skokloster Castle/SHM

Skokloster Church

The medieval brick church was built in the 13th century and was part of the Cistercian convent on the Sko Peninsula until the 16th century. The Wrangel chapel was added to the church in Herman Wrangel’s time, and some of the family members from Wrangel family was buried here. You can see the families’ coffins if you look down into the crypt from the outside.

Photo: Jens Mohr, Skokloster Castle/SHM

The Uppland Trail

The 500 kilometre Uppland Trail runs through the Sko Peninsula and takes you through a varied cultivated landscape. You can wander along easy paths and gravel roads through two nature reserves and enjoy the view of Skokloster Castle.

Photo: Ola Myrin, Skokloster Castle/SHM

More to discover in the area

Flasta church ruins

Flasta was the first church in Skokloster where the nuns lived. Its 12th century ruins still remain, among the trees about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the present church. You can walk there from the castle in a quarter of an hour. You can also drive to the ruin by car.

Flasta church ruins

Café Sjövillan

Café Sjövillan is the café at Skokloster church and is open during the summer season. Summer 2023 Sjövillan is undergoing a reconstruction and a food truck will replace the café during the summer.

Skokloster coffee roastery

Skokloster's coffee roastery is a café close to the castle, which serves Danish Smørrebrød, pastries and their own roasted coffee.

Skokloster Hotel & Restaurant

A venue for weddings, parties, conference and events.

Skokloster Hotel & Restaurant

Parkvillan  

Close to the castle is Parkvillan – here you´ll find animal husbandry, currently chickens. The animal husbandry is run by Julia Persson.

Person pics apples.
 View of the castle in the summar by lake Mälaren.
Children walk in the linden alley.

Photo: Ola Myrin, Carl-Olof Zimmerman, Jens Mohr, Skokloster Castle/SHM

Skokloster camping 

Skokloster Camping is beautifully located by a birch wood with its own gently sloping beach. From the Sjökrogen restaurant you can admire the sunset over Lake Mälaren and Sjöö Castle. You can find Skokloster Castle in miniature at the minigolf course!
Skokloster Camping

Skokloster Gille 

Skokloster Gille is a local association dedicated to documenting and preserving old cultural traditions within the district. The heart of its activities is Soldattorp no. 48 in Sånka, Skokloster. The “torp”, or small traditional cottage, was a gift from Hermine von Essen in 1990.

Skokloster Gille

Åberg Museum 

Åberg Museum in Bålsta has a unique collection of original cartoons and cartoon-influenced art, with everything from Picasso to Keith Haring, as well as one of the world’s foremost collections of Disney objects. Kids will enjoy the Trazan Apansson hut and playground. The museum also has temporary exhibitions, a shop and a restaurant.

Åbergs museum