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Address: Sund, Aland Island, Finland
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A very good presented castle. Ingormative signs. Treasure hunt for small children, stunning views. The prison museum and outdoor museum was well worth the visit. Beautiful.

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Katharina S
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Bergen, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A very good presented castle. Ingormative signs. Treasure hunt for small children, stunning views. The prison museum and outdoor museum was well worth the visit. Beautiful.

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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great day out at the castle with the family. They had a tresure trail for the kids that took you all over the castle and gave an opportunity for the kids to engage with the exhibitions. Once we had seen the castle, we went next door to the open air museum with lovely old buildings, showing farmlife... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Kastelholm provided historical context for the unique status of the Åland Islands. It's very accessible as far as medieval buildings go as boardwalks and steps have been added to ease passage. There was a treasure hunt that kids could participate in as well. Attached is a small representation of an Aland farm in the 1800s.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We went to Kastelholm in August this year, whilst I would say we under estimated the distance between the castle and Mariehamn! Some said 10k and some said 13k, but we believe it should 10miles or more, coz we felt like we were cycling up and down for 2.3hrs each way! So that's what I will say about cycling there.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are intrested of history, you should visit Kastelholm. There are lot of thinks to see like Kastelholm's Castle (Admission adult 6€), open air museum Jan Karlsgården (Free) and Vita Björn (Prison Museum) (Admission adult 2 €). There are Cafe and restaurants in the area.

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Levice, Slovakia
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255 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We visit only open air museum Jan Karlsgärden, but is really great. Free entry and free parking, also old post house is near.

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Thank Martin J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We took the tour in English (there is a particular time for it). The old lady who did the tour was lovely and told a lot of interesting facts. However do not expect to see a lot of artefacts, as the castle was abandoned for some time before the restoration. There is a cafe nearby (couple of minutes walk) as... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We visited the Castle on Sunday, so there was no restaurant or evev a cafe nearby. The castle is repaired and there was a guided tour. Nearby there is a rural museum and an old jail (now museum). Worth visiting while in Åland.

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Imatra, Finland
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204 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This castlle like old building located very near main road inSund island Åland....beautifull landscape,small villages near by it and nice roads to drive slowly...same trip easy to visit Bomarsund ruins...i dont know exactly history about this buildind...sorry... but now its museum owned by Åland government and its one of the most rare building in this island.Castlle itself is small like... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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212 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

If you are looking for somewhere to look at an old castle and original traditional out buildings in the Aland Islands then this is well worth a visit. The display is all static but nevertheless interesting. The highlight is probably the associated restaurant "Jan Karlsgårdens Wärdshus". The chef Micke Björklund was named Chef of the Year in Sweden in 2000... More 

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