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A hidden gem

In a country without nobility this place is rare. A quiet location with a nice, old garden. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ragnarotterstad
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Beautiful grounds

We came here on a fjord tour. You have to walk to get there but it isn't far from the ferry... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heather R
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The Barony Rosendal is known as the smallest castle in Scandinavia offering guided tours, art exhibitions, concerts, theatre in the Court Yard and lectures.A guided tour at Baroniet Rosendal is a tour through different epochs. The rooms are...more
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Postboks 235, Rosendal 5486, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a country without nobility this place is rare. A quiet location with a nice, old garden. The old farmhouse is converted into a sort of hostel. Very basic accommodation with shared bathrooms. Charming environment ! The castle is small but nice. We stayed 24...More

Thank ragnarotterstad
Linda L, Informasjonssjef at Baroniet Rosendal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! You are quite right, Manor Houses like this are not common in Norway, this is in fact the only Barony in Norway, and Scandinavias smallest castle. We are very proud and fond of our gardens, especially the big rose garden,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the ferry out here to see the gardens on a Monday. I didn’t know the house was closed on Mondays. You can still walk the grounds and see the gardens. The roses are not really in bloom much during the second week of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a fjord tour. You have to walk to get there but it isn't far from the ferry terminal. It's the oldest castle in Norway and it's beautiful. It doesn't really look like a castle but the grounds are amazing and it's...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I was fortunate to visit Bergen in May of 2018 when the weather was clear, sunny and warm. I took the cruise from Bergen to Rosendal as a "senior" and the package included a guided tour of the Barony and lunch. I hope that you...More

Thank SteveNM
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, romantic and perhaps even better at nights when popular artists perform concerts. Join in on the guided tour to see the art exhibition as well. Otherwise the restaurant was good although a bit of waiting in a queue is to be expected. Better still,...More

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We visited thru a package trip with Rodne cruises. The 1665 manor is an amazing look back into the past with stone walls 2 feet thick and many original details from the 1600s. Addionally the 20 minute walk up from the port is a relaxing...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We cycled to the Barionet Rosendal from the centre of Rosendal on a grey day. Explored the garden but didn't head into the house due to cost and time. Garden was pleasant but not great value for money unfortunately. We did see the roses which...More

Thank Hannah75
Linda L, Public Relations Manager at Baroniet Rosendal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for visiting us and writing a review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the rose garden! Hope you got to see the rest of the garden too, like the pond with the tower and the stunning view to the waterfall right behind the...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

There are boats from Bergen to Rosendal in the morning and return in the afternoon. Use one of your days in such a way; you will enjoy both the magnificent view from the boat ride itself, but the castle and its surroundings is the real...More

Thank Jarle H
Linda L, Public Relations Manager at Baroniet Rosendal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are very pleased to hear that you had a nice fjordcruise from Bergen. And you are right: our fjordcruise package from Bergen is no problem to extend with a night or two...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Barony Rosendal is a historic estate and manor house situated in Kvinnherdal and is the only barony in Norway. It dates back to the 1650s, when the nobleman Ludvig Holgersen Rosenkrantz came to Bergen as commissioner of war for the Danish king, Fredrik III. The...More

Thank Adele H
Linda L, Public Relations Manager at Baroniet Rosendal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Adele H, Thank you for your lovely review. You are quite right, Baroniet Rosendal was indeed a cultural centre in Norway especially in the 19th century where authors, musicians, composers and painters came to visit, hold house concerts and deliver paintings. Some of them...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The barony is one of its kind in Norway and offers a glimpse into the past when taking a guided tour through the castle. Follow up the guided tour with a stroll through the rose and other gardens and make sure to sample some food...More

Thank ivy_bergen
Linda L, Public Relations Manager at Baroniet Rosendal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear ivy_bergen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review with a lovely rating! We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed both the Manor House and relaxing in our garden café. Welcome back :-) Kind regards, Baroniet Rosendal Manor House...More

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The Hardangerfjord Express Boat! See rodne .no web page - or ready made packages incl. boat, tickets for the gardens and Manor House, and a nice 2-couse lunch in the Garden Café: see the baroniet .no web page The Barony... More
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17 February 2016|
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Monday – friday Departure Bergen at 08.50 – arrival Rosendal at 10.45 Departure Rosendal at 14.25 – arrival Bergen at 16.20 Saturday – sunday Departure Bergen at 11.00 – arrival Rosendal at 12.55 Departure Rosendal at 16.35... More
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