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Romantic getaways on Funen

If St Valentine’s Day was just another washing day and you need a break from everyday chores, the Danish island of Funen will entice you with castles, country estates and manor houses that offer excellent dining in beautiful surroundings.

Photo: Broholm Slot.

Broholm Castle

Live like royalty in this romantic treasure of a castle in the south of Funen in beautiful countryside with over 700 years of Danish history in its walls. You can stay here at any time of year and also enjoy gourmet food based on seasonal local ingredients. The rooms, suites and apartments are decorated in an appropriate castle style and the castle grounds include a park, moat and watermill. Lose yourself in a book in the atmospheric library, go for a walk in the park or try your hand at croquet on the lawn. If you’re an early bird, why not go for a run in the surrounding area or maybe even a morning swim at Lundeborg 4km away?

Broholm

Hindsgavl Castle

Handsome Hindsgavl Castle has a superb restaurant with its own kitchen garden, hotel and an award winning conference center. This imposing castle by Lillebælt or the Little Belt, a strait between Funen and Jutland, has its own park and zoo and guests are welcome to walk, cycle or jog in the area. Inside, you can relax in the beautiful sitting room and living room and naturally, in your own room. If you prefer more elegant noble surroundings, book a room in the main building, while more “common” accommodation is available in the stable buildings. Den Hvide Dame restaurant is open to both hotel guests and the public for lunch and dinner all year round.

Hindsgavl Slot

Hindsgavl Allé 7, Middelfart

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Photo: Gl. Avernæs Sinatur Hotel & Konference

Gl. Avernæs

Whether you’re on a gourmet break, honeymoon or simply want to enjoy a romantic Easter brunch, you’ll be in good hands at the charming Gl. Avernæs Hotel. This historic country estate, handsomely situated on the south Funen peninsula of Agernæs, has half-timbered buildings and towers, plus its own park and beach. The rooms are bright and tastefully styled and many have views over the park or sea at Helnæsbugten. The restaurant has been awarded the Danish Organic Cuisine Bronze Label and serves gourmet food based on seasonal ingredients.

Gl. Avernæs Sinatur Hotel & Konference

Helnæsvej 9, Ebberup

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Holckenhavn Castle

You’ll be treated like royalty at this renaissance castle dating from 1579, that has belonged to various historical figures in Denmark, including Kirsten Munk, second wife of King Christian IV, and their daughter, Leonora Christina, Countess Ulfeldt. Today, the castle hosts dream weddings in its own castle church, celebrity parties, romantic weekend breaks and conferences. Breaks can be booked for selected weekends and are snapped up for a very good reason. The castle offers everyone you can wish for in a perfect break, with luxurious rooms, living fire, castle grounds, gourmet cuisine and plenty of history.

Holckenhavn Slot

Holckenhavn 1, Nyborg

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Tøystrup Gods

The magnificent, dazzlingly white Tøystrup Country Estate dates back to the 14th Century and now houses a beautiful course and conference center. The estate is surrounded by corn fields, gardens and lake and is about to launch weekend break packages, with the first bookings from Easter 2019. The rooms at Tøystrup and bright and elegant and the living rooms ooze hygge with a beautiful grand piano and drinks by the living fire. You can also look forward to wonderful meals, prepared by chefs with seasonal local ingredients and herbs from their own kitchen garden.

Tøystrup Gods

Blaakærvej 13, Ringe

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