Edsberg Castle

Edsberg Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Edsviken in Sollentuna Municipality, north of Stockholm, Sweden.
Built: 1630
Condition: Intact.
Ownership / Access: Now houses Edsbergs Musikinstitut; the independent chamber music division of the Royal College of Music, Stockholm..
Notes: Edsberg Castle is a castle in Sweden located by the bay of Edsviken in Sollentuna Municipality, north of Stockholm. The building was constructed around 1630 as an estate for Henrik Olofsson. It was very soon after completion signed over to count Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstierna who changed it into a manor in 1647. Queen Christina of Sweden visited and stayed in the house in 1645. In 1670, when the manor had been inherited by the son Gabriel Gabrielsson Oxenstierna, King Charles XI of Sweden and the Queen Dowager Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp came for a visit.The castle has undergone extensive renovation and housed Sveriges Radios Musikskola (the music school of the Swedish National Radio). It now houses Edsbergs Musikinstitut; the independent chamber music division of the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. An art gallery, Edsvik Konsthall, is located on the castle's premises.

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