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Weekend trips to Vadstena – a town from the Middle Ages with numerous attractions

Book a holiday in Vadstena to see unique buildings and relax in a town and country atmosphere.

Vadstena is a municipality and county in Östergötland, situated right next to Vättern. It's about 10 miles from Motala and 150 miles from both Stockholm and Gothenburg – Vadstena sits right between these two cities.

Over a weekend in Vadstena there are many tourist attractions and activities to enjoy. The figure the town is perhaps most associated with is Saint Bridget of Sweden, whose reliquary is kept in Vadstena Abbey, still a popular pilgrimage destination. Visit the Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum to learn more about the saint, the abbey and the surrounding buildings dating from the Middle Ages.

Another famous inhabitant was King Gustav Vasa, who built Vadstena castle in the 1500s. The castle is surrounded by a moat and was originally intended to be for defence, but soon became more palatial. Demonstrations and guided tours suitable for children and adults are held here.

Vadstena also lets you enjoy various activities out in nature. Tåkern nature reserve and lake are popular with visitors keen to see some of the 276 bird species that have been observed there, with shore meadows of primrose and orchids are crossed by grazing animals. Water sports enthusiasts can choose from Vätterviksbadet, Järnevid and Tycklingebadet. If you're not afraid of heights then you'll love Ombergs Zipline with its many ziplines and suspended walkways.

Other leisure activities include playing golf at the Vadstena Golf club with its broad expanses with views over Tåkern. You can ride a rail bike on the Vadstena railway from the station in town to Fågelsta, a stretch totalling 6 miles, where all you have to do is turn around if you want to go a shorter distance. Back in town you can visit any of the restaurants and cafés around Storgatan or Rådhustorget, the latter where you will find the 15th-century Rådhuset, or court house.

A number of nearby domestic airports make Vadstena an easy destination to reach. Public transportation is operated by ÖstgötaTrafiken and express busses travelling between Stockholm and Gothenburg call at Vadstena. Once arrived, you've only to choose what you'd like to see and do in this historically rich and naturally beautiful rarity.


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Vadstena Klosterhotel

Vadstena Klosterhotel

Lasarettsgatan 5, Vadstena
4.0
of 5, from 14 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vadstena Abbey and Vadstena Castle. Charlotte Castle and Ostad Golf Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£83
Hotell Bellevue

Hotell Bellevue

Stadsparken, Hjo
3.3
of 5, from 9 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hjo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Guldkroksbadet Pool and Recreation Centre and Stadspark. Northern Fagelas Church is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.

£99
Torpa Gård

Torpa Gård

Torpa 10, Motala
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 8.1 mi (13 km) from Charlotte Castle and 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from Berg Locks. Mantorp Park and Vadstena Abbey are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£85
Himmelsby Gårdshotell

Himmelsby Gårdshotell

Himmelsby Norrgard, Mantorp
4.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from Mantorptravet and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mantorp Park and Swedish Air Force Museum. Berg Locks is 20.1 mi (32.4 km) away.

£47
Ljungsbro Vandrarhem

Ljungsbro Vandrarhem

Hanorpsvägen 4, Ljungsbro
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ljungsbro, this hostel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Berg Locks and within 12 mi (20 km) of Old Town Linkoping and Saab Arena. Swedish Air Force Museum and Linkoping University are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£107
Hotell Nostalgi

Hotell Nostalgi

Platensgatan 2, Motala
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Motala, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Charlotte Castle and within 12 mi (20 km) of Vadstena Abbey and Vadstena Castle. Mjolby Church and Mjolby Miniature Golf are also within 20 mi (32 km).

£66
Röda Stallet B&B

Röda Stallet B&B

Faagelaas - Spakaas 4, Hjo
3.7
of 5, from 6 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hjo, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Northern Fagelas Church, Guldkroksbadet Pool and Recreation Centre, and Stadspark. University of Skovde and Skovde Cultural Centre are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£93
Hotell Östermalm

Hotell Östermalm

Östermalmsgatan 20, Motala
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Motala, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Charlotte Castle and within 12 mi (20 km) of Vadstena Abbey and Vadstena Castle. Mjolby Church and Mjolby Miniature Golf are also within 20 mi (32 km).

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