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Enjoy a Weekend Getaway to Mariager - the Town of Roses

Cobblestone streets and charmingly askew log cabins harken to the town's fascinating history, while 400 varieties of roses bloom in the Rosenhaven Rose Garden.

There's a lot to experience on a holiday in Mariager, especially if you're a history buff. The cobblestone streets and crooked, windblown houses attest to a storied past, while the dates on the homes (like 1789 and 1838) serve as a constant reminder that Mariager is a town with a long history. The enchanting Mariager Abbey Church towers supreme over the town centre, while the antique Veterantog Train departs from the harbour during the summer months on a gorgeous 20-mile trip to the neighbouring village of Handest and back.

Until 1410, Mariager was just a tiny fishing village, but around the year 1450 the Bridgettine Order established an abbey in the village, which spurred significant growth that led to the town being recognised as a merchant centre by King Christian IV in 1592. The numerous log cabins are remnants of a bygone era, but while the homes may be medieval, the town itself offers plenty of modern conveniences, such as lively, charming cafés and quaint little shops.

If the whole family is in tow, then take a ride on the antique Veterantoget Train or hop on board The Swan - a paddle wheel steamer that's always a favourite with the kiddies. Mariager Fjord is often called the most beautiful fjord in Denmark, and you'll be able to see it from the best vantage point possible – the sea – during a trip on the Swan. You'll sail by picturesque scenery, such as the idyllic fishing village of Stinesminde and the Bramslev Hills, which is home to a 300-hectare protected reserve full of gorgeous walking trails and jaw-dropping landscapes created over a million-years-ago, then reshaped by glaciers during the Ice Age.

Salt has been extracted from the marshes in Mariager and the surrounding area since the Middle Ages. Watch the Master Saltsmith make the wildly popular, most expensive salt in the world using time-tested production methods dating from the Middle Ages. Then swim in a pool that's as briny as the Dead Sea, or enjoy a fascinating virtual salt mine tour at the Mariager Salt Centre right by the harbour in Mariager.

You can get to Mariager by flying into either Aalborg or Arhus and hiring a rental car for the hour-long drive to Mariager. Or if you prefer the scenic route, you can take the train to Hobro, followed by a bus to Mariager.

Mariager offers lots of activities for the entire family – you’ll be sure to return home with plenty of great experiences to cherish!


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Best Western Plus Hotel Kronjylland

Best Western Plus Hotel Kronjylland

Vestergade 51-53, Randers
3.9
of 5, from 38 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Randers hotel is located in a regional park, within a 15-minute walk of Randers Tropical Zoo, Elvis Unlimited Museum, and Museum of Danish Art. AutoC Park Randers is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

£60
Motel X

Motel X

Gl. Århusvej 2, Randers
3.5
of 5, from 11 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Randers Tropical Zoo, Museum of Danish Art, and Elvis Unlimited Museum.

£76
Volstrup Apartments

Volstrup Apartments

Rosbjergvej 5, Hobro
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hobro, this golf apartment is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hobro Museum, Fyrkat Fortifications, and Fyrkat Viking Centre. Rold Skov is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

Farm61

Farm61

Tindbaekvej 61, Tjele
4.5
of 5, from 4 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is within 16 mi (25 km) of Elmuseet, AutoC Park Randers, and Rodding So. Randers Tropical Zoo and Hobro Museum are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£107
Hotel Randers

Hotel Randers

Torvegade 11, Randers
4.1
of 5, from 8 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Randers, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Danish Art and Randers Tropical Zoo. Gammel Estrup Palace and Djurs Sommerland are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£71
Shell Motel Støvring

Shell Motel Støvring

Hobrovej 12, Stovring
2.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Stovring, this hotel is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Rebild Bakker National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Aalborg Zoo and North Jutland Art Museum. Aalborg Tower and Budolfi Cathedral are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£75
Comwell Rebild Bakker

Comwell Rebild Bakker

Rebildvej 36, Skorping
3.8
of 5, from 20 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Rebild, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Rebild Bakker National Park and 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Rold Skov. Ornehoj Golf Club is 17.2 mi (27.7 km) away.

£65
Hotel St. Binderup

Hotel St. Binderup

Møllegaardsvej 6, Aars
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Store Binderup, this hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Gedsted Church, Hobro Museum, and Rold Skov. Louns So and Fyrkat Fortifications are also within 20 mi (32 km).

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