Brahehus was built by the Lord high Chancellor, Per Brahe the Younger, in the mid-17th century. It was originally intended as a county retreat, but in 1645 there was a change of plan. Instead the castele was now be a dower house for Per Brahe the Younger's wife. Kristina Katarina Stenbock. She died, however, a couple of years later, and the castle come to be used as guest accomodation instead. After being ravaged by fire in 1708, it fell into decay. Some restoration work has been done during the present centruy.