Top Historic Sights in Hoepertingen, Belgium

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Hoepertingen Castle

The predecessor of Hoepertingen castle was mentioned in 1476. The current castle was built by Jan-Willem van Scharenberg in the 17th century and it was restored in Classicist style in 1763. The castle is a U-shaped building with a corner tower, which is a former keep.
Founded: 17th century | Location: Hoepertingen, Belgium

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.