Kastelholm Castle

Local nameKastelholms slott
LocationRegional State Agency Åland, Finland

Kastelholm Castle is a Swedish-built medieval castle located off Road 2 in Sund, Åland, Finland, approximately 25 kilometres northeast of Mariehamn, overlooking a fjord to the south of the village of Kastelholm. Along with Hämeenlinna, Olavinlinna in Savonlinna, Raasepori, and Turku, Kastelholm is one of only five surviving Finnish medieval fortresses that are also considered to be architecturally substantial. Built in the 14th century, and held in fief during the Middle Ages by various nobles, feudal chiefs, and kings, it had significant period in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Built in the 14th century, originally on a small island surrounded by moats filled with water and planted with several rows of poles, the castle has been of strategic importance in consolidating Swedish authority over the Baltic over the last several centuries; with several Swedish monarchs parading through the history.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kastelholm_Castle

More information http://www.visitaland.com/kastelholmsslott/en

Email info.museum@regeringen.ax

Phone +358 18 432 150

Address Kungsgårdsallén 5, 22520 Kastelholm, Finland

Coordinates 60°13'58.273" N 20°4'50.185" E

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