Top 6 Things to do in Skara, Sweden

July 15, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Skara is a locality and the seat of Skara Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 18,580 inhabitants in 2013. Despite its small size, it is one of the oldest cities in Sweden, and has a long educational and ecclesiastical history. One of Sweden's oldest high schools, Katedralskolan (cathedral school), is situated in Skara.
Restaurants in Skara

1. Skara Sommarland

Skara, Sweden +46 10 708 80 00
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3.5 based on 176 reviews

Skara Sommarland

Välkommen till Skandinaviens största vattenpark! Här kan du bada i 4 miljoner liter uppvärmt vatten, åka gokart eller karuseller. Varför inte bo över på vår camping som ligger precis intill parken? Kör du elbil/laddhybrid så bjuder vi dig på kostnaden för laddningen under besöket (du betalar parkeringsavgift som vanligt). Vi har två laddstationer som kan ladda totalt fyra bilar samtidigt på besöksparkeringen och en laddstation som kan ladda totalt två bilar samtidigt på campingen. Uttagen är av typ 2.

Reviewed By TTheworld - London, United Kingdom

Sommarland is basically two theme parks, one with rides and attractions and the other (the one we were there for) was the water park. Overall, it was brilliant especially for the kids. They loved the flumes, various pools etc and we spent many happy hours here. We even experienced a bit of rain, but given that we were all wet anyway, it didn't dampen the enjoyment. Even though it was busy but didn't really feel busy, i.e. there were not great long queues for the water slides etc like there can be at some water parks. There were plenty of lifeguards in attendance and a great selection of water areas for very small children through to teenagers. As this was Europe, there was no privacy changing, just separate areas for men and women but then a free for all inside. These were fine in the morning, but by the afternoon they were very wet and we found it easier to get changed elsewhere. My only gripe about Sommarland is there was no facility for lockers big enough to keep all your belongings, This didn't really seem to be a problem for most, as they looked like they stayed for the day and seem confident to just leave there belongings on their towel, I would have like the security of being able to lock things away rather than carrying them around with us.
Would we return here - yes without a doubt. It cost about £90 for the three of us, but it was worth it. Would definitely take a picnic though next time, and there was even facilities provided to BBQ food that you brought with you - this seem very popular with those that new about this facility.

2. Skara Domkyrka

Sodra Kyrkogatan 1, Skara 532 22, Sweden +46 511 265 28
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Skara Domkyrka

Reviewed By Guillaume R - Göteborg

We stopped in Skara and really enjoyed this small swedish town.
The Cathedral is impressive. Its size reflects the importance the bishopry used to have I'm western Sweden.
The building is extremely well preserved and present different styles, from very early Roman style to Gothic.
Pay attention to the (lack of) verticality of some of the walls to get an idea of the weight!
Highly recommended.

3. Vastergotlands museum

1 Stadstraedgaarden, Skara 532 31, Sweden +46 511 260 00
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Vastergotlands museum

Reviewed By MiaEJ2013 - Frillesas, Sweden

Very nice museum with an excellent and informative section on midieval Skara. Several ancient shields on display as well. Nicely laid out, free of charge, parking just outside. There is an open air museum just next door with a nice park, lots of very old buildings also well worth a visit.

4. Veterinarmuseet

Veterinargatan 7 | Box 234, Skara 532 23, Sweden +46 511 672 47
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4 based on 6 reviews

Veterinarmuseet

Reviewed By Isabel M - Nacka, Sweden

Mig veterligem det enda veterinärmuseet i Sverige.
Museivärden kändes engagerad och kunnig. Hon berättade lite historia, och såg till att vi började vårt besök med att se en faktafilm om Peter Hernquist. Det var han som grundade Sveriges första veterinärskola just där i slutet av 1700-talet. En beläst man som pluggade utomlands och var polare med Carl von Linné.
Utställningarna på muséet handlar dels om veterinäryrkets historia och om människornas syn på djur som boskap vs som sällskapsdjur genom tiderna, och dels om historien kring Peter Hernquist och Veterinärmuseet i Skara. Tex alla turerna kring att han skulle få driva sitt eget boskapsspotek.
Litet, men innehållsrikt museum. Blygsam entréavgift, så köp gärna någon souvenir också.

5. Brunsbo Ang

Skara, Sweden
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Brunsbo Ang

6. Skara - Lundsbrunns Jarnvagar

41 Vallgatan, Skara 532 37, Sweden
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4 based on 4 reviews

Skara - Lundsbrunns Jarnvagar

Reviewed By Fredrik H - Stockholm, Sweden

The trip from Skara to Lundsbrunn is a little more than 30 minutes, then you wait for thirty minutes and make the same trip back. It was a very geniuine experience to smell the smoke from the locomotive and slowly being pulled up the railroad tracks. It is a great trip for both children and adults. The is coffee and icecream for sale at Lundsbrunn while waiting to return.

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