This whole area is sandwiched between the lakes Torpasjön and Yttre Åsunden. To the north is Torpa Stenhus. To the south is Hofsnås Herrgård. A small single road leads from Torpa Stenhus over a very narrow causeway into the nature reserve. This road winds its way through a heavily wooded area for two or three miles with the lakes visible through...more
This is a very pleasant cafe or rest area or bathing stop. It is open for April until December with series of activities from the Easter festival to Midsummer and then the Christmas Festival.All through the summer there are various activities orgainised but the best part of the area is the superb bathing in the Lake.more
We visited this famous medieval castle which is southeast of Borås. When we visited they were restoring the great hall walls. This was being done by painstakingly removing the topcoat of white paint and slowly exposing wonderful animal paintings underneath. The paintings were in blue outline. Once complete the restoration will represent a unique...more
This is an excellent place for an English man in Sweden. The place is geared up for the twenty to thirty age groups but one is welcomed if you are a little older, thank goodness, or younger.The atmosphere has always been relaxing and the beer is excellent. The Bogesund beers are particularly palatable, the dark brew being my favourite. There are...more
The main shopping street in Ulricehamn is primarily geared to Tourists in the summer, although it does have many of the shops needed to sustain the local population in general.
In general terms the shopping area is based on a single pedestrianised, straight main road.
As primarily tourists to the town we find it suits our particular needs. In summer this area is very busy but during the rest of the year it must be classed as quite.
What to buy: Features Swedish glass and ornaments, traditional Swedish souvenirs as well as clothing shops, electrical items. As well as a number of cafes and eating-houses.
What to pay: Prices are not expensive
Midsummer celebrations in Sweden were held to welcome summertime and the season of fertility. Latterly to commemorate John the Baptist. Midsummer Day was originally on 24th June but now it is moved the nearest weekend to the 24th with Midsummer Eve on the FridayJust as in other parts of Europe the festival centred round an ancient agricultural...more
This was the first time that I have been in Sweden on 13th December, the day of Santa Lucia.Traditionally young girls dressed in white with lighted candles in their hair (now battery operated) and served coffee and sweet rolls to the poor and needed.As all things the enactment is now celebrate and at Ulricehamn we were treated to a young choir...more
Following the 157 road from Ulricehamn towards Gällstad. Turn at the bathing sign to Skottek Gården and drive on past the restaurant along the lakeside towards Marbäck. At a small lay-by on a protrusion out into the lake gives a marvellous view back towards Ulricehamn along the lake.A cycle way also follows this road from Ulricehamn.more
The rune stones in Sweden fascinate me. There are many but this one is a particularly fine example. The problem is in finding it.We had heard about the stone and had a map to find it - but finding it was another matter. We ended up in a farmyard then somebody’s garden before we finally found it hidden on the side of the road under a tree.The stone...more
An Englishman without any skiing experience gives this description so I apologise in advance at my description as a laymanThis activity is more in line to my view of Nordic Skiing, which involves following a marked undulating circuit through the forest. The center I believe can be used by individuals or as a more serious competitive activity.There...more
Just outside of Ulricehamn is the Ski Center. It consists of five ski runs and a children’s toboggan run Its locality is close to Goteborg ( 100Km) between Boras and Jonkoping just 3km north of UlricehamnEasy access from the main road with a large Car ParkPleasant cafeteria and ski shopmore