Strömsholm at that time was part of the appanage of the Queen Dowager, Hedvig Eleonora, and it was on her orders that the old Palace was pulled down and a new Palace began to be built.
Strömsholm Palace consists of a massive central building framed by four square towers. A dominant central tower with a large, dome-like cap, rises on the park side.
The Palace was mainly completed as Tessin had intended, but work on the interiors came to a standstill.
In 1766 the heir to the Swedish throne, Gustav - the future Gustav III - married Princess Sofia Magdalena of Denmark and the Riksdag (parliament) presented her with Strömsholm as a wedding present.
Extensive work on the interiors began the following year, under the direction of the architect Carl F. Adelcrantz.
Another very interesting feature is the Chinese dining room, the fabric-covered walls of which are decorated with Chinese-style paintings by the well-known tapestry painter Lars Bolander.
Strömsholm was never a permanent royal residence. Instead it became a sort of pied-à-terre. It was ideal for overnight stays on journeys to the south of Sweden.
This was a very important concern in the Caroline period, and between 1868 and 1968 Strömsholm was the home of the Swedish Army Riding School. The old officers' mess from that period has recently been reinstated.
Today Strömsholm is once again a hippological centre, in-cluding a specialised school for promising young riders.