You see them everywhere on Funen. There are 123 castles and manor houses, so you cannot avoid driving by one. They have once been homes to earls, barons, war heroes and wealthy people, and many still are. Some of them invite guests to come and see the lordly residences and wonderful parks. The best known and most visited are Egeskov and Valdemar's Castle. Other castles are run as modern hotel and convention businesses, serving as a fairytale setting for parties, conferences and luxurious stays at the castle. Some of the castles are run only for the purpose of farming or forestry and have to be admired at a distance. The following is an alphabetical list of a selection of castles and manor houses on Funen.