Checking out the local ‘castle’

Elizabeth and I with Hågelbyparken in the background

Not exactly a ‘castle’, but Hågelbyparken is the closest we have in our municipality, and it is pretty impressive. People have been gathering at this spot by the water for thousands of years, and there are a lot of bronze age and viking age ruins on the site. The modern farm was built by Lars Magnus Ericsson (the phone guy), and the municipality took it over in 1964. Now it has an outdoor cafe, a fancy brunch spot in the main house, a nice garden and very active 4H activities. We went to eat in the little café and pet the goats and ponies.