Venture inside one of Europe’s best preserved Renaissance water castles. Built in 1554, during political unrest in Denmark, the beautiful Egeskov Castle has a long list of defences that were designed to protect it from an attack. Look out for the drawbridge, the corner towers, and the reinforced double wall which connects the castle’s two sections. As well as a look at the history of the place, inside you’ll find a classic car and motorbike exhibition, an exquisite 3,000-piece dolls’ house which took 15 years to complete, and traditional outfits worn by Egeskov’s past mistresses. In the grounds, you can wander through the award-winning gardens, explore one of the largest mazes in the world, and sit on the banks of the five-metre-deep moat.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.