Castle addicts, hold on to your hats – the jackpot is waiting for you just outside Copenhagen! Full of ornate and amazing structures, you'll feel like you're in a fairy tale come to life. So where do you start? The picturesque region of North Zealand just outside Copenhagen is a treasure trove of sights; a day trip from Copenhagen will get you to the finest of the region. You'll head north through magnificent Danish countryside and coastline towards Elsinore and Kronborg Castle, a magnificent renaissance castle on the UNESCO World Heritage List, made famous for being the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
After that, explore the Queen's summer residence of Fredensborg Palace, set in a beautiful park bordering Esrum Lake, and then on to the truly amazing Frederiksborg Castle. Built by King Christian IV in the 1600s, this magnificent Renaissance-style castle is now a national historical museum, holding treasures of painting, tapestry, porcelain, silver and furniture.