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Helsingor

A port city in eastern Denmark, home to the 15th-century Kronborg Castle which provided the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Nearby Attractions

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Frederiksborg Castle
Once a royal residence, this palatial complex now serves as the Museum of National History.
Kronborg Castle
One of Europe's most important Renaissance castles, immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Kronborg Castle's Banqueting Hall
Located in Kronborg Castle, this 62 metre long banqueting hall is a must-see for culture vultures.
Frederiksborg Palace Gardens
This Romantic landscape garden is just North and West of Frederiksborg Castle.
Bath House
Primarily for deer hunting, the neighbouring Bath House was used as a royal hunting lodge.
Castle Chapel
The magnificent Castle Chapel with its gilded vaulted ceilings has amazingly survived since their construction in the 1600s.

Related Tours

Copenhagen Castles: Private tour of Royal Denmark with Tickets & Train
Experience the majesty and magnificence of Royal Denmark on this full-day tour to the UNESCO World heritage castles of Frederiksborg & Kronborg with your private guide, return train journey and skip-the-line tickets included. On your private tour you will: 

  • Have the personal attention of your private guide all day.
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride from Copenhagen to the UNESCO world heritage sites of Hillerod and HelsingorTrain tickets included. 
  • Take a private tour of the fairytale Frederiksborg castle on Castle Lake, with skip-the-line tickets and access.
  • Gaze at the largest royal portrait collection in Denmark as your tour guide regales you with tales of the Danish royals past and present. 
  • Visit the original chapel built in 1600, in which the Danish kings and queens are anointed to this day. 
  • Explore the Museum of National History housed in this historic and magnificent building - an architectural gem.
  • Wander the picturesque Baroque gardens and English country-style grounds. 
  • Travel to Kronborg Castle at Helsingor – better known as Elsinore Castle in Shakespeare’s Hamlet!
  • Take advantage of skip-the-line access as your guide takes you on a tour of this magnificent Renaissance castle. 
  • Admire the views of the Oresund Sound from the battlements – maybe even spy the ghost of Hamlet’s father.
  • Journey back to Copenhagen by train, with stunning views over the water. 

On this fairytale Royal day trip from Copenhagen, spend the morning at picturesque UNESCO listed Frederiksborg Castle. Uniquely set on three islands on Castle Lake, it is the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. The castle was originally built in the early 1600s by King Christian IV. Tragically, a fire broke out in 1859, and the greater part of the interior of the castle was destroyed – except the Chapel which remains largely intact and is where the kings and queens of Denmark are still anointed today. The castle was immaculately restored by J. C. Jacobsen, the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries in the 1800s and as well as a palace, it is now the magnificent home of Denmark’s Museum of National History with an extensive portrait collection. On exiting the castle, wander the majestic Baroque manicured and styled gardens and grounds. 


Next, you’ll head to Kronborg Castle, the spectacular setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet! It was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000. The castle towers above a very narrow promontory on the tip of Zealand and overlooks the Oresund Sound between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. It is one of the most spectacular and important Renaissance castles in Europe with majestic spires, towers, columns, sandstone and copper roofs. Your guide will take you on an intimate tour of this magnificent palace that for 400 years served as the royal headquarters for the collection of the Sound Dues: a tax on ships that sailed through the Oresund Sound. With its guns and cannon pointed at the ships sailing past, Kronborg was legendary among sailors and diplomats in its heyday in the late Sixteenth century - no one dared not to pay their taxes! 

After a magical day immersed in Denmark’s royal history, enjoy the scenic coastal train ride back to Copenhagen. 
Private Tour of Fairytale Frederiksborg Castle with transport and tickets
Explore the majestic palace and grounds of Frederiksborg Castle with a private guide, including skip the line entrance tickets and train tickets to and from Copenhagen. On your tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private tour guide for a truly intimate experience of this royal day out. 
  • Take a scenic train ride from Copenhagen’s city centre to the castles
  • See the fairy-tale-like palace set majestically in the middle of the serene Castle Lake.
  • Tour the opulent and gilded interiors of Frederiksborg Castle with your private guide and skip the line ticket
  • Learn about the history of Denmark’s royal family as your guide regales you with stories and scandals associated with the castle. 
  • Admire the extensive art collection, portraiture and rich architectural styles. 
  • Learn about the fire and restoration of the 19th Century.
  • Discover the surrounding area, including the Castle Lake and Bath House Palace.
  • Explore the magnificent Baroque park known as the Cascades and elegant English style gardens.
  • Relax on the scenic train ride back to Copenhagen.

Located just a few miles outside of Copenhagen, you'll find the tranquil haven of Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. It will truly take your breath away. It is uniquely built on three islands, surrounded by a picturesque lake, and beautiful parkland, gardens and grounds. Originally built in the early 17th Century to impress the guests of King Christian IV and the royal family, tragically, a fire broke out in 1859, and the greater part of the interior of the castle was destroyed – except the Chapel built in 1600 which remains largely intact and is where the kings and queens of Denmark are anointed to this very day. Happily, the castle was restored by J. C. Jacobsen, the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries in the 19th Century and as well as a palace, it is now the home of Denmark’s Museum of National History, with the most extensive portrait collection in Denmark. Your guide will show you all this and more. 

After your in-depth private tour of the castle, you will be able to explore the picturesque symmetrical baroque garden to rival Versailles, and a romantic English-inspired garden home to the Bath House which is still used for entertaining by the Royal family today. After a sumptuous royal morning with your guide, you'll return by train to Copenhagen. 
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