Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle), Bouillon

(4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Get a taste of medieval history at Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle), a castle with origins dating back to 988. Enter by way of one of the three drawbridges, and then explore the castle while learning about its rich history. Don't forget to head down to the basement to see the dungeons and torture chambers. Finish off with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape by climbing the 16th-century tower. Check online for the times of the free falconry show, performed three times a day. You can park for free next to the castle. Put Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bouillon tourist route planner.
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  • very beautiful castle, well-preserved with course to follow. Most: the show of falconry with fine animals and nice animators and humorous. A good time in family
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  • Wonderful castle with a great view of the town of Bouillon. Bird show all just magical. Presentation of various Raptors in good spirits during an hour.
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  • Fantastic castle with a regular bird of prey show. Wonderful views of the river and the town. The town is also very well worth seeing there are also nice terraces to something.
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  • A truly amazing medieval style castle. The original castle, of one of the most important Crusader princes Godfrey of Bouillon, it has been well preserved over the years and has been very little modernized internally. With a small ticket price, you can walk for hours in the maze of rooms and dungeons within the castle, as well as, on the ramparts offering amazing view of the surrounding area. In addition to this, 3 times a day, there is a show with hunting birds (eagle, hawk, etc.) for free. During the rest of the time, the birds are in their own area still accessible for visitors. A must visit place for someone who enjoys medieval castles and history.
  • Went at night just after Christmas to a night walk around the castle. Got a torch and was led by a man in full armour as we toured the grounds. They were so accommodating - the two of us were the only English speakers in a group of about 30 but they still managed to find enough people that were bilingual so we could get the tour as well. They really went out of their way to include us which meant so much to me considering how much I love castles. The castle was also stunning, and one of the most well-fortified structures I've ever seen.
  • An historical castle in the middle of a great natural environment. Entrance is cheap and you can wander freely around and feel ancient history. I remove one star as the birds of prey located at the castle have very little freedom.
  • Very great castle with lots to explore. Major walks in the castle itself. Watch your head! Nice photo opportunities. Nice eagle and birds show. Definitely worth a visit!
  • A hidden gem in the south of Belgium. The castle itself is well worth the trip. We enjoyed an interactive talk about birds of prey.