Sweden's architecture may not be notable for its aesthetic side but it does have real historical heritage. Whether you are in the north or the south, it is possible to visit an array of castles with very particular characteristics. You just have to visit Gripsholm, which is entirely pink; Drottningholm, with its fabulous park at the edge of Lake Mälaren; and the Royal Palace of Stockholm, with its decorated façades, to be convinced. If these grand constructions aren't your thing, then you might find what you are looking for along the coasts, where the traditional fishing villages continue to battle against the winds and tides. Otherwise, Stockholm's city-centre with its magnificent medieval streets will undoubtedly put you in a joyful mood.