The most southerly port Trinovante might sail to on the Swedish coast is Halmstad, a host port to the Tall Ships Races in 2017. Known for it’s sandy dunes to the north, old wooden buildings, parks, and gardens. There are also a lot of bars and restaurants flanking the river.
Heading down into the Øresund between Sweden and Denmark we hope Trinovante will have time to pop into Helsingør, home of the Kronborg Castle (pictured at the top of the page). From here the Danes controlled all the traffic heading into the Baltic and charged them ‘sound dues’.
The cannon are still in position to fire at shipping in the sound.
Kronborg Castle was also the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In the castle cellars, Holger Danske, a Danish folklore hero sleeps ready to reawaken if Denmark needs him. Helsingør itself has lots of old wooden buildings and a big maritime museum.