Solliden Palace

Top choice in Southeastern Sweden

Sweden’s most famous ‘summer house’, Solliden Palace, 2.5km south of Borgholm town centre, is still used by the Swedish royals. Its exceptional gardens are open to the public and are well worth a wander. The idyllic cafe is ideal for a post-garden break.

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