Ancient monuments

In Halland there are plenty of fascinating ancient monuments such as barrows, grave fields, ruins, settlements and sacrificial sites. Make your way out into the countryside and disappear into the mists of time!

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  • Limmahögarna

    Two large barrows from the Bronze Age, 1500–500 BC. The largest is 15 metres in diameter and around 3 metres high. The barrows ...

     
  • Påarps järnåldersgravfält

    This grave field – Halland's biggest, with around 220 graves – is almost 2,000 years old. In the Iron Age, people used material...

     
  • Vägvisaren

    This old signpost is from 1777 and has become a well-known Unnaryd symbol. It stands around two kilometres east of the church o...

     
  • Knäred ruined church

    The history of Knäred church is an interesting one. The ruins of the medieval church, dating back to the thirteenth century are...

     
  • Kung Ises gravhög

    This grave is one of Halland's most magnificent Bronze Age barrows, with a view of the River Lagan. King Ise was probably the l...

     
  • Skålgropar i Förlanda

    The small hollows in the flat rock in front of the sugar storehouse in Förlanda are known as cup marks. It is most likely that ...

     
  • Hagbards Galge

    Hagbards galge consists of four mysterious pairs of stones, made from different types of rock with rock carvings. Each stone we...

     
  • Runstenen i Kvibille kyrka

    This runestone, built into the southern outer wall of the choir in the church in Kvibille, is from the Christian era and bears ...

     
  • Tånga flax house

    Tånga linbasta is a flax drying shed that can be found beside the Jälluntoftaleden hiking trail. The timber building was origin...

     
  • Falkenbergshus ruiner

    Ruins of a castle from the 1200s located where the River Ätran finally drops down into the North Sea. It was the northern outpo...

     
  • Ivars kulle

    Halland's biggest Bronze Age barrow, 7 metres high and 50 metres in diameter. Three graves from the Early Bronze Age were found...

     
  • Vrenninge grave field

    Grave field from the Iron Age that has been used for a maximum of 400 years. It contains all three grave types from the Iron Ag...

     
  • Bedjarör gravfält

    Bedjarör is a grave field with unique graves, located at the site of an Early Iron Age farm. The field is 55 mm long and 40 m w...

     
  • Vrangsrör

    Large Bronze Age cairn 17 m in diameter and 1.6 m high. There is a hollow in the centre of the cairn's flat slab. It is possibl...

     
  • Särestads gravfält och Hagbards kulle

    At Särestads gravfält there are several prehistoric graves, including stone settings, a trident (three-sided stone setting), st...

     
  • Li järnåldersgravfält

    This Iron Age grave field in Li on the outskirts of Fjärås Bräcka nature reserve is one of Sweden's largest Iron Age grave fiel...

     
  • Hunehals borgruin

    Ruins of the medieval castle Hunehals can be found on the peninsular of Hanhalsholme. Count Jacob Nielsen had it built in the l...

     
  • Övregårds gravfält

    This Iron Age grave field at Övregård, one of the largest in Halland, has been cleared well and is well kept. There are around ...

     
  • Hällristning i Förlanda

    On the flat rock by the sugar storehouse in Förlanda is a rock carving – perhaps the only one in Halland. It is unknown what th...

     
  • The burial mounds in Tönnersa

    The Bronze Age is the name given to the first prehistoric period (in Scandinavia c. 1800-500 BC) when bronze was the predominan...

     
  • Örelids gravfält

    During the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, the people of Örelid buried their dead in this grave field, located on a hill. There ...

     
  • Sallebergets gravfält

    In 1911 the archaeologist JF Eneström excavated one of the barrows in this grave field and found a stone cist. The excavation r...

     
  • Tannshults sawmill

    On the river in Tannshult are the ruins of a nineteenth-century sawmill with the remains of a mill higher up. The sawmill is on...

     
  • Gamla gravstenar på Förlanda kyrkogård

    In the Förlanda cemetery there are a number of graves known in Swedish as 'äktastäder'. These are not ordinary family graves, b...

     
  • Lagaholms fästning

    Defences originating in the 1200s, built to control traffic crossing the River Lagan. King Christian IV had Lagaholm modernised...

     
  • Broåsen and Slumme sten

    Broåsen is an ice ridge formation that was utilized as cemetery for a long period of time. Over sixty grave monuments from diff...

     
  • Nissaryds Skans

    Nissaryds skans is a relic from a time when Sweden and Denmark were constantly at war with one another. King Gustav Vasa gave t...

     
  • Vessige gravhög

    Large barrow in the northern part of Veinge. It contains an early passage grave from the Stone Age that was converted into a st...

     
  • Ruin efter Sjöboholms sätesgård

    In 1574 Sjöboholm became the manor house of a noble family and was used for this purpose for 250 years. The manor was abandoned...

     
  • Lugnarohögen

    Lugnarohögen is a unique Bronze Age grave that is around 3,000 years old. It is an 8 metre-long underground stone ship. Excavat...

     
  • Tolarpsgraven

    One of Halland's biggest and best-preserved passage graves can be found in Tolarp. It has existed for almost 4,000 years. The b...

     
  • Tidemans holme

    There are remains here of a medieval fort with an 85 m-long rampart and a 65 m-long moat. Within the moat there is an almost sq...

     

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