Eskilstuna

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Eskilstuna which includes a river or creek

Discover the fascinating local history of one of Sweden's most prominent industrial cities.

Eskilstuna is known for its industry, and its rise to on of Sweden's most prominent manufacturings hubs has been well documented – from its first forges to the construction of the cities' first major modern factories. The old parts of the city are well preserved, and it's the perfect spot for anyone with an interest in architecture and history to start a tour of the city.

Eskilstuna is located in Sodermanland county and the city is home to a population of nearly 65,000. The city was named after a bishop, Eskil, who was based in the village of Tuna, which was to become the city of Eskilstuna. In 1771 the Swedish King Adolf Fredrik started attracting steel and metal workers to Eskilstuna with enticing promises of affordable loans and land to develop manufacturing facilities, which led to Eskilstuna becoming one of Sweden's industrial hubs.

No wonder most of the city is dominated by its rich industrial heritage. A trip to Eskilstuna promises will give visitors a fascinating into the country's past from a different point of view. Start your tour through the city with a visit to Eskilstuna City Museum, as well as the adjoining Faktotum, where the focus in on manufacturing texhniques, and the city's weapons collection, Vapentekniska samlingarna, where you will learn more about the city's key role as a weapons manufacturer.

Whilst Eskilstuna's past as one of Sweden's most important industrial cities, you may want to learn more about life in Eskilstuna across the centuries. Sormlandsgarden is the ideal spot to experience the local history and traditions first hand; the museum is set in a genuine Swedish farm from the 1850's. Discover Gamla staden, Eskiltuna's old town, with a stroll among the many quaint houses and cute shops; ideal for a relaxing afternoon of good food and fun shopping.

Eskilstuna is beautifully located by Eskilstuna River, a few kilometres south of Lake Malaren. If you're driving to Eskilstuna, you will be looking to get on E20 and Route 53, which will both pass through the city. There are also plenty of railway lines that will take you to Eskilstuna. Be sure not to miss out on a visit to Parken Zoo, where you'll find plenty of animals and activities to entire the entire family. If you're visiting the zoo in the summer, head down the road to Parkenbadet for a nice swim.

Book your trip to Eskilstuna and discover a city that played a key part in Sweden's industrial past!

Hotell Tunapark
Hotell Tunapark
3 out of 5
Västerleden 58, Eskilstuna
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tuna Park, Vattenpalatset Water Park and Parken Zoo. Tunavallen and Eskilstuna Art ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (387 reviews)
Good but warm
"It was great and the service was perfect but it was too warm and no AC."

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2021

Hotell Tunapark
Comfort Hotel Eskilstuna
Comfort Hotel Eskilstuna
3.5 out of 5
Hamngatan 9, Eskilstuna
The price is £77 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Located in the heart of Eskilstuna, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eskilstuna Bowling Center and Klosters Church of Eskilstuna. Klosters Kyrka and Rademachersmedjorna ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (909 reviews)
Friendly, comfortable and clean
"Friendly and helpful staff. The room was comfortable, big and clean and had a nice view over the water. Very central location, close to nice restaurants and only a short walk to the train station."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Comfort Hotel Eskilstuna
Elite Stadshotellet Eskilstuna
Elite Stadshotellet Eskilstuna
4 out of 5
Hamngatan 11, Eskilstuna
The price is £90 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Located in the heart of Eskilstuna, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eskilstuna Bowling Center and Klosters Church of Eskilstuna. Rademachersmedjorna ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (917 reviews)
"Open, airy, large windows"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

Elite Stadshotellet Eskilstuna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Vilsta Cottages
Vilsta Cottages
2.5 out of 5
Vasavägen 80, Eskilstuna
The price is £76 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Located in the heart of Eskilstuna, this beach cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vilsta Backen and Vilstabacken. Skjulstabadet and Eskilstuna Bowling Center ...
3.4/5 Good! (38 reviews)
Basic, no frills
"Very basic, no frills. It should, I feel, be made clear that you need to bring your own bedding and towels as by the time you've paid to hire these you could have stayed somewhere a lot better! You're also required to clean before you leave. Chalet clean enough apart from bathroom being rather ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2017

Vilsta Cottages
Vrbo Property
Vrbo Property
21 Köpmangatan, Eskilstuna, Sodermanland County
The price is £114 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Located in Eskilstuna, this beachfront holiday home is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Eskilstuna Bowling Center and Klosters Kyrka. Klosters ...
Vrbo Property
1 bedroom accommodation in Näshulta
1 bedroom accommodation in Näshulta
Åstorp Näsbo, Eskilstuna, Sodermanland County
Situated in Eskilstuna, this apartment building is within 12 miles (20 km) of Skogtorp badplats, Julita Farm and Skjulstabadet. Tuna Park and Vattenpalatset ...
1 bedroom accommodation in Näshulta
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