Ekolsund Castle is an 18th century pearl nestled in lush greenery. Gustav III was very fond of Ekolsund and in his youth he lived a fun-filled country life at the castle with hunting, parties and tournaments. Today, many people recognize the castle and its surroundings from the TV4 hit Biggest Loser.
Wärdshuset opened its doors for the first time as early as 1770 and over the years has been a well-visited hub as an inn and post office. Nowadays, this is the place for good food and drink in a wonderful historical environment.
In the castle park there are 13 planted avenues with mainly linden. Some of the trees have been hanging around since the 17th century! The park environment is not only beautiful to walk in, but the many noble deciduous trees are also perfect habitats for unusual species of insects, lichens and fungi. There is also an arboretum, that is, a plantation with many different species of trees and shrubs.
You can go on guided tours both in the castle and in the park. At Ekolsund there are good conference opportunities and if you are planning for a wedding, you have found the right place! Beautiful wedding rooms both indoors and outdoors and the possibility for 90 guests to sleep over.
If you want to stay overnight, there are many different options, everything from Gustav III's suite at the castle to simple accommodation in Canalladan with shared shower and toilet.