Lidö is a great place for families. To the island come not only families with children but also mature sailors, tempted by an isolated bay for swimming, flower-filled meadows, and a tasty meal at the Lidö inn.
On the way towards the ice cream kiosk at the guest harbour and onwards to Österhamn, a popular natural anchorage that is widely used, you ramble under gnarled trees and hundred-year-old pine trees, pass waist-high bluebells and wonderful waterside meadows, and meet sailors and paddlers with ear and noses tinged red by the sun.
Lidö Herrgård was built in 1769 on the ruins of a medieval period hunting lodge, by a sea captain who had made a fortune in trade along the East India line.
The largest mink farm in Sweden was located on Lidö during the early years of the 20th century, with its own fishing fleet and two kilometres of cages, where the minks were fed every day with two tonnes of food.
At the end of the war, Lidö was transformed into a summer refuge for exhausted housewives. The current farming activities were taken up in 2002, with the intention of restoring the old agricultural landscape. The initial holding was around 20 cattle and some horses, and a focus was placed on conservation. The manor house, with a prize-winning inn at its hub, offers accommodation in one wing and conference facilities in the other.