Wander amongst picture perfect former ferrymen’s cottages from the 1740s in this little square with a cafe and a few boutiques.

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Nearby Småland attractions

1. St Petri Kyrka

0.21 MILES

This stunning church is a dramatic mass of spires and buttresses that seem to point forever upwards, which seems fitting if St Petri (St Peter) is the one…

2. St Gertruds Kyrka

0.32 MILES

St Gertruds Kyrka dates from 1433 and has taken lightning strikes and riots in its stride.

3. Aspagården

0.36 MILES

Dating from the 17th century, this is the oldest wooden house in town.

4. Västerviks Museum

0.63 MILES

Displays at this museum, just north of the tourist office, cover the town’s history. You’ll also find Unos Torn, an 18m-high lookout tower with…

5. Astrid Lindgrens Näs

29.62 MILES

Astrid Lindgrens Näs is a fascinating cultural centre set on the farm in which Lindgren, author of the world-bestselling Pippi Longstocking books, grew up…