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From Lund, you may want to make a side trip to Dalby Church, 5-240 12 Dalby (no phone), in Dalby, 13km (8 miles) east of Lund. This starkly beautiful, well-preserved 11th-century former bishop's church built of stone is the oldest church in Scandinavia; be sure to visit its creepy crypt. It's open daily from 9am to 4pm. Several buses a day (nos. 158 and 161) run between Lund center and Dalby.

About a 30-minute drive northeast of Lund (off Rte. 23) is the Castle of Bosjökloster, Höör (tel. 0413/250-48; www.bosjokloster.se). Once a Benedictine convent founded around 1080, it was closed during the Reformation in the 16th century. The great courtyard is spectacular, with thousands of flowers and exotic shrubs, terraces, a park with animals and birds, and a 1,000-year-old oak tree. Indoors is the vaulted refectory and the stone hall where native arts and crafts, jewelry, and other Swedish goods are displayed. You can picnic on the grounds or enjoy lunch at a simple restaurant in the garden for 110SEK ($22/£11). The entire complex is open daily from May 1 to September 30 from 8am to 8pm; the museum and exhibition hall inside the castle are open daily from 10am to 6pm. Admission is 75SEK ($15/£7.50) for adults, seniors, and students; it's free for children up to age 16. The castle lies 45km (28 miles) from Malmö and 29km (18 miles) from Lund. From Lund, there's a train link to Höör. Once at Höör, take the "ring bus" marked BÖSJOKLOSTER, which travels 5km (3 miles) south on Route 23 to the castle.

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