Coastal village on the edge of Kullaberg
The former fishing village Arild is located on the slopes of Kullaberg at the north coast of the Kullen peninsula, about 12 kilometers northeast of Höganäs.
With just over 500 inhabitants it is one of the smaller towns in the municipality Höganäs and was founded in the late Middle Ages as a fishing village. Many of the old, partially several hundred years old fishermen's houses in the harbor have been preserved and give the place its picturesque appearance.
Arild is a fairly known holiday resort, which developed in the late 19th century, as well as the neighboring town of Mölle, to a temporarily very exclusive resort.
History of Arild
During the development in the late Middle Ages the fishing village was inhabited only while fishing season in the summer. It was the property of the archbishopric in Lund and has been managed by Krapperup Castle. After the Reformation, the fishing village was temporarily in state ownership and was administered by the Governor in Helsingborg. From 1580 to the end of the 19th century it was in possession of Krapperup Castle.
Due to its beautiful location, the development of a popular resort began in the mid 19th century. The first hotel in town opened in 1856; the hotel Mor Cilla. Other hotels and holiday inns followed and after King Oscar II had stayed in Arild in 1894, many aristocrats and celebrities followed. Especially the nobles preferred Arild compared to the "sinful" Mölle. There are even reports of cases where holidaymakers let send their mail to the post office in Arild to cover that they actually stayed in Mölle.