Kråk Manor

Kråk Manor is a well-preserved 18th-century building located a stone’s throw from the centre of Skara and the cathedral. It has interiors from the early 1700s to the 1820s and today the house is brought to life through tours, programme evenings, concerts and more.

The History of the Manor and the Building

Kråk Manor was originally located in Mölltorps parish in Karlsborg. There had been residents and farmers on the farm since the 13th century. The building that stands in Skara today was built on the foundations of older buildings between 1790 and 1792 by Jöns Ehrenborg. The farm was inherited by the family until it was decided to build a shooting range on the land in 1944. To save the manor house from demolition, the family chose to donate it to the Västergötland museum.

When Kråk was moved to Skara in the 1950s, a much larger basement was built than the original one. They chose to decorate the basement with vaulted brick arches and a professional kitchen to house a restaurant. The restaurant’s architect was Erik Lundberg, who is said to have been inspired by the basement restaurants in Stockholm’s Old Town. Between 1960 and 2015, a successful restaurant business was run in the basement. In 2023, the kitchen was restarted.

Today, Kråk is surrounded by two red wings that form a typical courtyard. The wings were moved from Götala farm in the 1960s. When the east wing was rebuilt, the interior was reconstructed to mimic high-class environments from the period 1720-1790. The western wing is furnished as a banqueting hall.

Kråk Inn

Kråks värdshus (Kråk Inn) is located in the basement of Kråk Manor. Lunch is served here on weekdays between 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. NOTE! Kråks is closed for lunch from July 1st, but is open in the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday starting at 5 PM. The restaurant also serves groups, conferences, weddings, etc.

Entré till Kråks värdshus med en tunnel av lövverk