The Bishop's house
The Vedbygaard stately home is located in Ruds Vedby in the area between Sorø and Kalundborg. Vedbygaard is first mentioned in writing at the beginning of the 1300s. Its many different owners include Queen Margaret I and the aristocratic Rud family. The house was also once a residence of Peter Madsen, Bishop of Zealand 1909-1911, and his wife Charlotte Madsen. The couple bequeathed Vedbygaard to the Danish Deaconess Foundation, which has since run Vedbygaard as a holiday and convalescence home.
Vedbygaard has been sympathetically maintained and is presented today with a beautiful interior dating from the end of the 1800s. The house’s rooms and lounges also contain a comprehensive collection of Golden Age paintings. The stately home is surrounded by the original moat, and the façade faces the large park with the amphitheatre, rhododendron bushes, lakes, paths and romantic hiding places.
The park and Ruds Vedby Borgspil
The park, which also surrounds Ruds Vedby Borgspil
, is always open to visitors. By appointment, Vedbygaard also accepts groups of visitors for tours, teas and coffees or lunch.
Vedbygaard is today used for holidays and convalescence, where guests can stay for longer or shorter periods of time. Individuals enjoy peace and quiet and a chance to recuperate their strength after illness or similar, and can also enjoy the company of others, as well as some interesting activities. Vedbygaard also provides a range of themed stays e.g. ”Livsmestring. For dig der har mistet din livspartner” (Mastering life. For those who have lost a life partner.) See more on Vedbygaard’s website.