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Castle Veves, Houyet

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#7 of 20 in Historic Sites in Namur Province
Castle Tourist Spot
The Castle of Vêves occupies a rocky platform just outside the village of Celles, in the province of Namur, Belgium. It is classified as Major Heritage of Wallonia. According to tradition, the site has been occupied by castles since the time of Pippin of Herstal . In the later Middle Ages, the area fell under control of the Beaufort family, which oversaw the construction of a stronghold here in about 1230.The present castle, in the form of an irregular pentagon and flanked by six round towers of varying size, dates largely from around 1410. Successive restorations modified especially the walls of the inner courtyard, one of which is lined with a distinctive half-timbered gallery of two levels, and another of which was given a red brick facade in the Louis XV style. The northern frontage is crowned with a small cupola containing a clock.
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3.7
  • We all loved it. :-) My 2 nieces got to dress up as princesses and couldn't be happier. Lots of historical artifacts to keep adults interested as well.  more »
  • Drop in if you are passing. No there isn't masses to see but it has some interesting history, been carefully kept/renovated and the children get to dress up as knights and princesses!  more »
  • This is the first castle our family has visited. When I want to see a castle, this is what I expect the outside of it to look like. It was small but nice. We were finished touring the castle within 1....  more »
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  • Very rich in culture and history, well kept, receptionist could speak English. Beautiful nature surrounding the castle. Narrow road leading up to the castle. Good hiking trails surrounding the city.
  • A beautiful castle in good condition. The tour through takes about an hour and includes historical furniture and photo's of several of the family members. Dress up clothes for children are provided free of charge.
  • What a beautiful castle... Loved it...
  • Sorry, never again ... such unkind people there. And the meal was absolutely bad !
  • 可以開放的時間有點少...XD 好想跟小朋友一起進去參觀喔! #台灣熊生活部落 twbear.cc #熊愛旅行 #台灣熊 #荷比自駕之旅

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