Iron Age Forts on the island of Öland

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These forts were a place of refuge in case of danger, as well as a setting for ceremonies and gatherings. Some were still used in the Middle Ages. Ismanstorp (c 400) has a diameter of 125m; ramparts (3 to 4m high) with nine doors encircle the foundations of 88 houses. Gråborg is the largest fort on the island (c 450); its ramparts (up to 6m high and 11m thick) form a circle with a circumference of 640m and a diametre of 200m. Eketorp (museum) contains remains of three successive colonies established between 300 and 1300.

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Phone:

+46 485 66 20 00

Price:

120 sek (-19 years old 80 sek)

Opening hours

[end Jun-mid Aug: 10.30am-6pm; early May-end Jun and mid Aug-early Sep: 11am-5pm]

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Gråborg
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The largest fort on the island dates
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Ismanstorp
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Built circa 400, this Iron Age fort
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