Laarne Castle, Ghent

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Laarne Castle is a Belgian moated castle in Laarne, located in the Province of East-Flanders, near its capital city of Ghent. Laarne Castle is situated at an elevation of 3 meters.Established in the 11th or 12th century to guard the approaches to Ghent from the sea, it was comprehensively renovated in the 17th century.Since 1953 the castle belongs to the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en Hoven van België, to whom it was given by the last private owner, the Comte de Ribaucourt . It is a protected national monument and is used as a museum.Sources Website of the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en Tuinen van België: Kasteel van Laarne, HistorischeHuizen.be: Kasteel van Laarne
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  • The castle is a grace for outside, yields wonderful pictures. We went by bike, from Gent. And can get there either, as the bus. Do not recommend paying for the guided tour inside the Castle. Cost €7 and the tour is all in Dutch. Not to mention that there is nothing very spectacular inside. Already visited coolest castles!
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  • In 10 centuries of moated castle evolved into inhabited museum. Guided tour of more than 1 hour. The different building styles are the best seen from the courtyard. Some very nice areas, soberly furnished and restored with respect for the past. Important Silver collection. The stories about the witch places the lock in the proper historical context.
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  • Ancient historical castle build to protect Gent. Witches still spook around as they were burned in and around the castle. Unfortunately the castle itself is hardly open. There is a large silver collec...  more »
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  • Visited the castle during a flower-event. The castle was not fully visitable because some parts were closed due to a route laid out in the castle itself. That's why we couldn't get to see the silver collection they have etc. That made me quite disappointed. This special eventday it wasn't worth the money (€5 entrance).
  • It was a great destination as I took my bike from Gent. Well worth it if you want to enjoy a bit of get away.
  • Great place with long history
  • Impressive medieval castle! A must visit. Open only on Sundays In the summer
  • Nice
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