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A traditional farm house next to a field with wooden fence in Skane.
Traditonal farmhouse, Haväng, Skåne
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Skåne is pretty as a patchwork quilt: fertile farmlands, forests and lakes littered with castles, manors and museums and magnificent gardens. For coastline head for the Kullaberg coast in the north, dotted with fishing villages like Mölle and Arild and pretty seaside towns Torekov and Båstad. There is also the medieval town of Lund and its wondrous cathedral and the seaside town of Helsingborg.

Food and drink in Skåne

Skåne is well known for its food and drink. The lamb, venison, goose and shellfish are wonderful here and you can enjoy them in the restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés in Malmö, the only large city in the south. Find out where to eat and drink in Skåne

A woman behind a counter in a café is pouring a customer a cup of coffee.
Photo: Karolina Friberg/
Most Swedes eat a full meal for lunch every day and most restaurants and cafes serve lunch of some kind.
Malmö, Skåne |
Photo: Karolina Friberg/

Skåne and Malmö beaches

Skåne is awash (forgive the pun) with beautiful sandy and clean beaches. For goodness sake, even the city of Malmö has its own beach at Ribersborg, just a 20-minute stroll from the city centre. 2 ½ kilometres long, this beach is perfect for kids as the water is shallow and the beach is lined with lots for them (and you) to do including; play areas, barbecue spots and beach cafés. Head to the Skåne and Malmö beaches

A sandy beach in Skanör with patches of grass and a colourful beach hut. The sky is blue with a few white clouds.
Photo: John Sander/
Beachhutts on the beach in Skanör. Skanör is an old town on the south coast of Sweden
Skanör, Skåne |
Photo: John Sander/

Castles & gardens

Southern Sweden is awash with near 300 castles and gardens from various historic eras ranging from the 12th to 19th centuries. Due to their general magnificence, it’s a hard choice, but if you are near Helsingborg, breathing in the blooming, lovely rhododendrons at the opulent renaissance style Sofiero castle and gardens, is a must. And if you are bound for Kristianstad, catch an art exhibition at lakeside Wanås Castle and park.

A couple is walking with their hands around each other along the waters with Kronovalls Wine Castle in the background.
Photo: Miriam Preis/
Kronovalls Wine Castle was built in the mid 1700’s. In the late 1800’s it was rebuilt by the the architect Isak Gustaf Clason to its present baroque style.
Skåne |
Photo: Miriam Preis/

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