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Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle)

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Address: Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
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+32 61 46 62 57
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Castle that was the home of Duke Godefroy de Bouillon, one of the leaders...

Castle that was the home of Duke Godefroy de Bouillon, one of the leaders of the first crusade.

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It was a cold and rainy day, a day as the original inhabitants must have experienced many a time inside the castle fort. You are free to roam the castle fort and you really get a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold and rainy day, a day as the original inhabitants must have experienced many a time inside the castle fort. You are free to roam the castle fort and you really get a feel for the harsh living conditions people had to endure. The seeming endless amount of stairs and passageways make you feel like an explorer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is a fun activity all year round, although I would definitely recommend going when the weather is nicer. We went in February on a rainy day and while we had dressed for the cold, but the rain was a bit of a downer! Spectacular "playground" for kids and some interesting history for adults, so this is a trip... More 

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Thank Nina D
Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely castle with a very interesting history. The visit is well worth the money. And the scenery from atop the tower is stunning...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Easy,relax shoes for all day walking. Warm clothes accord. to season. But inside is colder then outside. There are too many spots for photos.Especially the don jon of the castle. We have visited it with our kids 10 & 13 years boys. So, it was good for them as it gives real feeling of a castle with tunnels, knights tools... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The Citadel is on top of a hill where the river semois makes an oxbow. Therefore the view from the citadel is unmatched. Exhibits are quite ordinary, and there are hardly any descriptive signages. When we went there, they were playing Gregorian chants, and followed it up with Troubadour music on the speaker system. Effect was quite magical. But they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The visit was worth for the views of the city. It costs 5e per adult and I really like it. However, I think if you visit it once you never visit it again; at least in my opinion.

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Thank Lara L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We drove from Luxembourg to visit the castle. It was about an hours drive. There are beautiful panoramic views from this castle. Toured the castle and realized we were in time for one of the Falconry - Birds of Prey shows they have on the weekend. It was spectacular. The falconer (sorry I can't remember his name) was excellent. He... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a top site even for Belgium with its 3000 castles. The castle is vast and very well preserved. You can spend hours walking around the 30-stop itinerary walking the ramparts, enjoying the panorama on the Semois river, visiting the dungeons, ... Definitely worth visiting in combination with the Ducal museum and the Archeoscope, if you can spend the... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It exceeded our expectations and we had a great time. There was plenty of (free) car parking on the day we visited. The castle was not busy, but as it covers such a large area and at several different levels, there is plenty of capacity to accommodate large numbers of people. We didn't use the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a very nice and impressive castle up in the rocks, and it's got loads of conserved stuff, long tunnels and interesting spaces. Very cool for young kids. Issue: The poor birds standing in the heat for hours and hours. Not nice.

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