Nils Parelius built Margrethe’s Minde for his wife in 1790. This summer residence owned by the Parelius family is an important historical site. The remains of the Renaissance garden with enormous ash trees and stonewalls create a spectacular landscape. You can also visit the remaining of a cellar that was used for hiding smuggled goods and the renovated milk storage open to visitors all year round.
The original summer residence no longer exists but the local sports club has built a cozy cabin on the same spot. Open on Sundays 11.30-15.00 during the summer season. Bring something to eat and drink if you visit the site on other days. There are nice benches you can sit on outside the cabin.
Exit off the FV 381 in the center of Melandsjø. The parking lot is located about 2 km from the exit. The tourist path to Margrethe’s Minde is 6 km long (there and back). The path is suitable for baby carriages and bicycles.