Dynge Castle

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Dynge Castle, Dyngehus
Uddevalla Municipality, Sweden
Dynge borgruin, den 23 juli 2006, bild 1.JPG
Coordinates 58°22′53″N 11°39′20″E / 58.3813°N 11.6556°E / 58.3813; 11.6556Coordinates: 58°22′53″N 11°39′20″E / 58.3813°N 11.6556°E / 58.3813; 11.6556
Site information
Controlled by Norway
Site history
Built c. 1250
Demolished Early 16th century

Dynge Castle (Swedish: Dynge borgruin), also Dyngehus as it was once called, was a Norwegian fortified castle in use from approximately 1250 and onwards towards the beginning of the 16th century, when it burned down. Located in central Bohuslän, since then passed into Swedish possession, the castle was mentioned several times in Norwegian records.

The site was excavated 1912-1913 by Wilhelm Berg, who had also excavated the contemporary and largely similar castle Ragnhildsholmen Castle during the 1880s, and Olsborg Castle. Since then, the site has had no closer examination by archaeologists.

The castle was in shape similar to a motte-and-bailey, with a stone keep surrounded by a small moat, standing on top of a cliff overlooking Gullmarsfjorden. The foundations of the central keep's walls remain clearly visible, as does the moat. It is one of few remaining medieval structures in Uddevalla Municipality, alongside Dragsmark Abbey and Bokenäs Old Church.