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Canola field
Field of blooming canola next to a country road lined by willow trees.
Photo credit: Måns Fornander/imagebank.sweden.se


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.
Farmland with cattle
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Things to do in Skåne

Skåne has so much to see and do, and it is small enough to explore easily. Head to Österlen for rolling hills and sandy beaches, or to the north west for the cliffs of Kullaberg. Don't miss Malmö, Skåne's big city and the third biggest city in Sweden. Here are some highlights from Skåne

Lunch with friends
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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. Find out where to eat and drink in Skåne

Beach Huts
Photo: John Sander/imagebank.sweden.se

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

Kronovalls Wine Castle
Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se

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.