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Ulstrup Castle, a Renaissance castle by Gudenåen

On the banks of the picturesque Gudenå river in Favrskov, just a short drive from Randers and Langå, lies Ulstrup Castle. This historic castle is not just a building, but a living time capsule of Danish history. With its impressive Renaissance splendour and charming manor house atmosphere, it invites visitors on an unforgettable journey through the past.

A journey through time at Ulstrup Castle

The history of Ulstrup Manor can be traced back to the end of the 14th century, when the first farm was built by the Brandsen family. In 1404, Jens Nielsen (Løvenbalk), Aunsbjerg, received Ulstrup as a pledge, and two years later parts of the estate were handed over to Queen Margrete.

At the end of the 16th century, several farms in and around Ulstrup were acquired by Privy Councilor Christen Skeel (1543-1595), who became the actual founder of the main farm. The construction of the farm began around 1590 under the leadership of Christen Skeel, and the low north wing seen today dates from this period.

Ulstrup Castle originates from the large Renaissance castle that Christen Skeel's son, Rigsmarsk Jørgen Skeel, built in the early 17th century. Today, the castle consists of three wings and encompasses around 700 hectares, primarily forest, which make up the estate.

Ulstrup Castle is now run as a foundation with the aim of restoring and preserving the manor's buildings and promoting its cultural value. In addition, rooms are made available for artistic and cultural purposes, making Ulstrup a living centre for history and creativity.

Concerts, exhibitions and more.

Every year you can take part in various exciting events at Ulstrup Castle. These include concerts, theatre and exhibitions arranged by associations, theatre and music ensembles, companies and private organisers.

There is access to the castle grounds and park in connection with the annual events.
See the calendar.

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