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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 natty seaside towns Torekov and Båstad. There is also the medieval town of Lund and its wondrous cathedral and the seaside town of Helsingborg.
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.

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.
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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.

Malmö, Skåne
Most Swedes eat a full meal for lunch every day and most restaurants and cafes serve lunch of some kind.
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