Louhisaari Manor information
Lonely Planet review
The village of Askainen, 30km northwest of Turku, has stunning Louhisaari Manor . This lavishly decorated home was once owned by the Dutch Fleming family before being purchased by the Mannerheim family. It’s the birthplace of Finland’s greatest military leader and president, Marshal CGE Mannerheim, so it attracts a lot of interested Finns. The manor was built in 1655 in the Dutch Renaissance style and is surrounded by an English landscaped park that makes for a good picnic. Tours are disappointingly only in Finnish.