Skara Cathedral

Skara Cathedral is often popularly referred to as “Skara’s pants”, owing to the shape of the two mighty towers formerly resembling a pair of pants. It dates from the 11th century and boasts magnificent architecture – a must-see attraction when in Skara.

The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Maria and is the oldest cathedral in Sweden. It houses a mediaeval crypt and a treasury with several unique items. The stained glass windows depicting tales from the Bible are by Bo Beskow.

The cathedral has around 470 seats and can accommodate roughly 750 people.

For current programme, click here Skara Cathedral

Västergötland Museum

Västergötland Museum and Fornbyn (open-air museum) – a vibrant museum reflecting the development of the landscape over tens of thousands of years, with unique collections of historical objects and dynamic exhibitions for all ages. Find out more here. Västergötland Museum

The veterinary museum

The veterinary museum at the heart of the campus of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences once housed the very first veterinary school in the country. It’s the only museum of its kind. Find out more here. Veterinary museum Veterinärmuseet

Varnhem Abbey – Kata Gård

I At Varnhem, just over 10 km east of Skara, you will find Varnhem Abbey with its royal tombs, Ryttargården, the Abbey museum and Kata Gård, the site of one of the very first churches to be constructed in the country . The site takes its name from Kata, who was in charge of this large farmstead during the latter part of the Viking era – her skeleton was unearthed during excavations of the site.

Find out more about Varnhem here Varnhem Abbey.

Skara Sommarland

Discover Skara Sommarland, Scandinavia’s largest water park for the whole family.

Visit the website for more info on opening times and adventures HÄR.

Vandringsleder

Den första etappen på Pilgrimsleden Skara-Husaby går mellan den pampiga Skara domkyrka genom ett varierat landskap bestående av historiska stadsmiljöer, öppna åkermarker och tallskogar till den lummiga Sörbodalen i Lundsbrunn.    

https://www.westswedentrails.com/etapp/1-skara-lundsbrunn      

Landskapet kring Hornborgasjön böljar vackert mellan gamla stenmurar och fornlämningar. Från naturum utgår flera trivsamma vandringsleder som går längs strandängar och genom stillsamma kulturmarker med spår av tidig odling. Vandra längs pilgrimsleden Skaraborg och upptäck det böljande kulturlandskapet, två medeltida klosterruiner, skog, hagar och det rika fågellivet runt Hornborgasjön när du vandrar pilgrimsleden Falköping-Hornborgasjön-Varnhem                                                      https://www.vastsverige.com/hornborgasjon/pilgrimsleden/

Upplev en fantastisk naturupplevelse i sagolika Valle 10 km från hotellet. En vandring fylld av hisnande historia och grönskande överraskningar, med sträckor som passar alla åldrar. Mot sluttningen av berget Billingen i öster har inlandsisen lämnat det särpräglade Valleområdet efter sig, ett sjörikt och mjukt böljande kamelandskap. Vandringslederna i Valle går genom ängar, betesmark och åkrar, ädellövskog och med utsikt över mängder av sjöar, vilket ger dig en fantastisk naturupplevelse oavsett vilken årstid du väljer att gå. https://www.vastsverige.com/skara/leder/vandra-i-valle/

För fler vandrings tips- https://www.vastsverige.com/vandra/

 

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Dancing cranes

The first cranes begin arriving in mid March. They stop off at Lake Hornborgasjön on their way north, where they will subsequently go to breed. Most of the cranes are here by early April.

You can hear them calling from a long way off; it’s a distinctive sound. They prefer the southern end of the lake and the area is well set up to cater for visitors who want to watch the dancing cranes.

 

Discover Sweden / Skaraborg

Find your excursion destinations through Sweden / Skaraborg.

Scenic places to visit stately churches to explore its history. Shopping streets to bargain on.

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