Örup Castle

Örup Castle
Örups slott
Tomelilla Municipality

Örup Castle
Örup Castle
Coordinates 55°31′18″N 13°56′12″E / 55.521708°N 13.936691°E / 55.521708; 13.936691
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1490s

Örup Castle (Swedish: Örups slott) is a castle in Tomelilla Municipality, Scania, in southern Sweden. Located a few kilometers south of Tomelilla, together with Glimmingehus, Bollerup Castle and Tosterup Österlen, the castles were built during the late Middle Ages. They were built as mighty defenses in an uncertain and dangerous time, when the Swedes and Danes fought over power and lords believed they must protect their own soil against both external enemies.

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