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Travel to Mariestad - a seafarers' paradise.

This town along Gota Canal attracts boating enthusiasts from far and wide. Relax by the tranquil Lake Vanern.

Mariestad sits on the banks of Lake Vanern and is the perfect destination if you want to experience Sweden's best outdoor swimming, near Gota Canal. North of Mariestad, the canal connects with Lake Vanern in an area that makes for an idyllic daytrip. Nature enthusiasts, history buffs and culture lovers flock to the picturesque towns along the canal.

Mariestad gives a striking first impression, particularly the many historic building in the charming Old Town. Amble around the popular cultural sites, next to little houses, cafés and shops. Overlooking the Old Town is Mariestads Domkyrka, one of the area's most iconic structures. Explore the shopping area with many restaurants and pubs along the main road Kungsgatan.

During your stay in Mariestad, going for an outdoor swim is mandatory. Some of the nicest options are Ekuddens Strandbad, Sandviken and Snapen. Why not book a weekend trip to Mariestad and swim in a lake surrounded by trees, light, wind and birds?

Learn more about the district's long industrial history at Lugnas Qvarnstensgruva. You can take a guided tour to find out more about working condition during the area's industrial heyday. At Vadsbro Museum there are exhibitions about Mariestad's development in the recent centuries.

Mariestad is situated 50 kilometres north of Lidkoping and is easy to get to by car. The journey from Lidkoping or Skovde takes about an hour. Alterantively, you can get the train from Skovde to one of the bigger cities, such as Stockholm or Gothenburg.

Spend some time admiring Lake Vanern and Gota Canal during your trip to Mariestad. Go for a weekend trip to Mariestad with your loved ones, or treat yourself to an even longer getaway.


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Hotell Aqva Restaurang & Bar

Hotell Aqva Restaurang & Bar

Viktoriagatan 15, Mariestad
3.2
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Mariestad, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Mariestad Cathedral and within 32 mi (52 km) of Sjotorps Locks and Skara Sommarland.

£106
Hotel Wictoria

Hotel Wictoria

Drottninggatan 7, Mariestad
4.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Mariestad, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Mariestad Cathedral and 12 mi (19.3 km) from Gota Canal. Sjotorps Locks and Toreboda Golf Club are also within 20 mi (32 km).

£105
Mariestads Stadshotell

Mariestads Stadshotell

Nygatan 10, Mariestad
2.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mariestad, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Mariestad Cathedral and 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from Gota Canal. Sjotorps Locks and Toreboda Golf Club are also within 20 mi (32 km).

£74
Rasta Mariestad - Rattugglan

Rasta Mariestad - Rattugglan

Suntorp /E20, Mariestad
3.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Mariestad, this hotel is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Mariestad Cathedral and within 12 mi (20 km) of Gota Canal and Sjotorps Locks. Toreboda Golf Club and Halna Church are also within 20 mi (32 km).

£74
Äppelgården

Äppelgården

Käckestad, Karlsro 1, Mariestad
3.8
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Mariestad Cathedral and within 20 mi (32 km) of Gota Canal and Sjotorps Locks. Toreboda Golf Club and University of Skovde are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Nordic Camping Ekudden

Nordic Camping Ekudden

Ekudden, Mariestad
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Mariestad, this caravan park/campground is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mariestad Cathedral and within 20 mi (32 km) of Gota Canal and Sjotorps Locks. Toreboda Golf Club and Halna Church are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£104
Bed & Breakfast Börstorps Slott

Bed & Breakfast Börstorps Slott

Börstorp Slott, Mariestad
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this bed & breakfast is close to Sjotorps Locks. Area attractions also include Gota Canal.

£78
Best Western Plus Jula Hotell & Konferens

Best Western Plus Jula Hotell & Konferens

Vilangatan 4, Skara
4.3
of 5, from 30 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Skara hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jula Adventure Mini Golf and Vilanvadet. Skara Railway Museum and Fornbyn Open Air Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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