Top Historic Sights in Ny, Belgium

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Ny Castle

Most of the Ny Castle Farm quadrangular building made of limestone was erected in the second half of the 17th century. Originally, it was protected by a moat. At the center of the wing facing the village, the courtward can be accessed by the original gated doorway, protected by a three story tower. As this farm, still active, is a private property, be shure to plan your visit during the yearly medieval tournament, reenact ...
Founded: 17th century | Location: Ny, 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.