is a private own estate, beautifully situated at the southern shore of Lake Åsunden in the southwest part of Sweden.
1 hour drive from Gothenburg.
50 minutes from Landvetter airport
25 minutes from Borås.
GPS N57° 39.104' E13° 16.780' (WGS 84)
The first part of castle was built around 1470 by the councilor Arvid Knutsson.
The wealthy bourgeoisie of the time asserted economic interest in the trade along the prosperous shores of River Ätran and River Viskan. The end of the 15th century were unsettled times. Not only came the threats from Danish troops; local peasants revolted frequently.
The first building was as much a defense and trade construction as a permanent residence for the Castle owner and his family.
During the 16th century the building was reconstructed and an extension was added. Initially, the stairway tower was constructed and later the southern part of the Castle was added. The extension was completed around 1550 and served as a dignified enough residence for Gustav Vasa’s brother-in-law and father-in-law, Gustav Olofsson Stenbock. With its unique architecture and beautiful interiors Torpa Stenhus counts among the best preserved medieval castles of the nation.
Guided tours, exhibitions & local handcraft
During summer season the castle is open for guided tours and exciting exhibitions.
Beautiful wooden carvings, renaissance paintings, old portraits and beautiful tapestries - in these lovely surroundings, it’s easy to feel the pulse beats of history.
Want to buy some souvenirs? Visit the castle shop with local art and handcraft.
A castle can be incredibly exciting. We provide the children with medieval clothes, wooden swords and shields and they can also dress up as a princess while exploring the castle.
Opening hours 2017
Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 11 am-5 pm, guided tour at 11 am
Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 11am-5 pm, guided tour at 11 am
Daily 11am-5pm, guided tour at 11 am
Daily 11 am-5 pm, guided tour at 11 am.
No guided tours in english during the medieval days 22-23th of July
Daily 11am-5pm, guided tour at 11 am
Wednesday-friday open 11 am-5 pm (no guided tours, our guests are welcome to explore the castle on their own)
Saturday-Sunday open 11 am-5 pm, guided tour at 11 am.
Saturday-Sunday 11 am-5 pm, guided tour at 11 am
Adults 80 SEK
Children 7-16 years 40 SEK
Family 2 adults 2 children 200 SEK
Children under 7 years Free
The castle is open all year for prebooked groups
Groups of minimum 15 persons are welcome to book a private tour of the castle in english or deutch.
Reservations: +46(0)33 281270
Food and drink
Welcome to visit our cozy coffee shop & restaurant.
In our coffee shop we serve coffee, tea and home baked pastries. In the restaurant we serve everything from a light lunch to a luxurious five course meal
Please contact us for further information about our opening hours.
Restaurant +46 (0) 33 281042
The history and beautiful nature offer the perfect environment for a conference or private meeting. Choose to hold your conference in one of our big halls, or conduct a confidential meeting in one of the detached houses in the garden. Sharpen all your senses during your meeting and enjoy the sensations of the surroundings afterwards.
Booking and inquiry:+46 (0) 33 281270
Wedding and banquets
Enjoy one of your most memorable days at Torpa. Romance has been a part of the castle since it was built in 1470. Our unique history, magnificent 17th century church and beautiful renaissance halls offer the perfect atmosphere and surroundings for a weeding.
The perfect family excursion!
23-24th of July 10 am-5 pm
During the medieval days you can visit our historic marketplace to do some shopping, see the knights meet in combat, try medieval activities and food, enjoy theatre and listen to songs and music.
Free entrance to the market area.
Activities and accommodation
Stay for a couple days and get a chance to explore the beautiful surroundings, nature and wildlife.
We have 15 rooms and 30 beds. All our cottages are newly renovated and offer high comfort with kitchen, fire place, sauna and big terrace and balconies facing the lake and the castle.
Our accommodations are located within walking distance from the castle, the café and restaurant and the lake.
There are also marked trails for for both hiking and cycling in the area.
The accommodation is open all year
Booking and inquiry: +46 (0)768-821797, +46 (0)33-281270