The perfect day trip from Copenhagen: High Tea at Kokkedal Castle

Now that fall has officially (and literally) arrived in Denmark I feel a urge to plan for get-aways to warmer places and for little things that make these rather dark months just a little more fun. So today (which has been all grey, windy and rainy here in Copenhagen), I took two of my friends by the hand and drove up north of Copenhagen to Kokkedal Castle for their famous High Tea.

While enjoying delicious tea and cakes surrounded by candles, we could talk, laugh and think of anything else than the falling temperatures outside.

Here’s a glimpse of our day:

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We were served two servings. First three different small sandwiches, plain scones & chocolate scones with jam & lemon curd, and a piece of typical Danish pastry with apples.

The second serving was chocolate & walnut cake, rum balls, cream puffs, macaroons, truffles and cookies.

We were pleasantly surprised when our waiter asked us if we wanted to bring the cakes we couldn’t eat home. I know that bringing home a doggy bag is quite normal in the U.S. but in Denmark it isn’t. So this came as a nice surprise and the surprise got just bigger when we were handed out cute white boxes with the Kokkedal Castle logo on. Now that’s what I call a stylish doggy bag. And do I even have to tell how happy my husband was when I brought home my rum ball and cream puff??

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After our High Tea we strolled around at the castle, saw their restaurant, wine cellar, spa and took a walk in their huge garden.

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And just like that, this grey and windy Sunday was turned into a cosy fall day <3

 

Nice to know:

  • The price is DKK 295,- per person including tea or coffee
  • The castle is located in Kokkedal, a 40 minutes drive north of central Copenhagen
  • You need to book in advance as it is quite popular
  • Visit their website here

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