YESTERDAY WE WENT TO THE SOUTH-WEST CORNER OF THE ISLAND ZEALAND, IN EASTERN DENMARK, TO VISIT BORREBY CASTLE.
It’s a 2 hours drive from where we live, and when you arrive, you can experience cultural events in the Theatre of Borreby, enjoy a walk in the park go go birdwatching near Borreby bog.
Borreby Castle was build in 1556 and are one of 5 castles in Denmark, built in gothic/renaissance style.
THE STORY ABOUT BORREBY CASTLE
Borreby Castle is a typical renaissance castle build in 1556. It was build as a defence castle with scald holes and loopholes and surrounded by moats.
The castle consists of two and a half floors resting on stone plinth and topped by a pitched roof. There are four towers, three on the north side and a staircase tower on the south side.
The masonry is decorated with arched friezes above each storey and the windows are topped by depressed arches. The horizontal lines in the building and the big windows are typical renaissance. The castle are build in red bricks.
The defensive character of the building is witnessed by machicolation holes witch are found on all sides. Behind these there used to be a walkway, which has now been removed, but machicolation holes can still be seen all around the building.
To the castle belongs 2 wings from 1606 and the western wing you’ll find a family chapel.
THE GATE HOUSE
The access to the castle was via a drawbridge. When you walk over the bridge you are meet by a Gatehouse from 1600.
Inside the Gatehouse you will find a vinsel wheel that was used to lower the lattice gate in front of the gate.
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