Billingens fritidsområde – Recreation area

Billingen is an official Vasalopp center for MTB, running and cross country skiing. In the recreational area you find unique training opportunities with close accomodation at a hotel, holiday cottages or youth hostel. Use the jogging tracks, go fishing in the little lake or go ice skating in the rink during the winter months. In the summertime you can use the nearby outdoor pool for swim training. At Billingen you have the perfect conditions to train for the classic's all branches - all year round!
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Skövdefilmen/A film about Skövde

Välkommen till Skövde och upplev pulsen, de vackra omgivningarna och den spännande kulturen./Welcome to Skövde and experience the pulse, the beautiful surroundings and the thrilling culture.

Winter in Skövde

Vintern är sedan länge borta, men här kan du både minnas en bra säsong med många snöiga dagar och se fram emot en ny säsong i Skövde. Sommaren närmar sig och bjuder på ett helt annat Skövde, välkommen hit året om! / The winter is long gone, but here you can remember a good season with a lot of snowy days, and look forward to a new one. The summer is approaching and offers a totally different Skövde, welcome here all year round!

Ryttmästarbostället - Major's official residence

At the shores of the small lake Simsjön on top of the mountain Billingen you find this old cavalry captain homestead. Here you can look into the lives of the cavalry captains from the 17th and 19th century. You get a good picture of how the simple soldiers as well as the privileged nobles lived during this time. Audio guides are available but as a group you can also book guided tours. Catering is also available if you want to use the homestead as a party venue.
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Helénsstugan (Heléns Cottage) is the only building in Skövde that’s left from the time before the big city fire in 1759. It is probably built in the early 18th century. Together with several other old buildings it creates the Helénsparken. In the park you find a cozy outdoor café in the summer as well as a playground. Every year an event is hosted with a market full of arts, crafts and entertainment. All year round there is a café, design shop and a fairtrade shop etc.
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Vallevägen - the most beautiful road in the world

In this beautiful landscape with small lakes, flowing fields of gold, pasture land and hardwood forests you can drive around, hike or rent a bike and experience the six nature reserves. You can visit artists and craftsmen along the way, or why not stay overnight at one of the cozy accommodations in the area? Below you find a few tips on what to see and do. The Silver Fall The beautiful waterfalls the Silver fall is situated in the middle of the area. It is most popular during the spring, but is beautiful all year round with a unique fauna and nice walking tracks and picnic spots. Öglunda cave and Jättadalen After a steep walk you reach the top of this special nature, with lime stone pillars. The view is breathtaking, and is best in the sunset. Hiking in Valle In the area there are a lot of walking tracks that take you around and in between the many small lakes. The map is available at Skövde Tourist office.
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