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Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle)

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Address: Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 61 46 62 57
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Nice castle

Quite interesting to look round for 20 minutes or so. Lots of steps to climb and things to see. Best if you get a guide book (can buy at the entrance) as otherwise you won't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quite interesting to look round for 20 minutes or so. Lots of steps to climb and things to see. Best if you get a guide book (can buy at the entrance) as otherwise you won't know what any of it is.

Thank JimboAndCoco
Fallston, Maryland
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59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle doesn't really offer much to see, and, in my opinion, not really worth the admission price. There is no signage so you really must buy an audioguide, which should really be included. I did not but it, and maybe that's why I wasn't terribly impressed. However, there was a falconry show that I did really enjoy. The man... More 

Thank Donna W
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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 

Thank Vincent C
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 

Thank Nina D
Bruges, Belgium
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

Thank Curt C
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank innalena
Brussels, Belgium
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lene-Bappa
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81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lara L
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank AnnetteCanada
Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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