Herbeumont Castle

Herbeumont, Belgium

Built on top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the village and the Semois Valley, the medieval ruins of Herbeumont castle offer a splendid panorama of the river and its meanders.

The first stones of the fortress were laid by Jean of Rochefort, of the House of Walcourt. From one century to another, it will belong to other families: Orgeo, Marck-Rochefort, Stolberg and Löwestein.

Building it on this peak meant the castle could only be accessed on one side. In the 15th century, towers were added and ramparts strengthened. It was destroyed by French troops on August 21, 1657.

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Dries Cools (8 months ago)
Very nice castle, awesome that it's free entry. Great restaurations to allow people to walk around in the ruin.
jan diericx (10 months ago)
Great spot, nice overlooking the valley of the Semois and Herbeumont village
Jo De Winter (10 months ago)
Beautiful location with a great view
Murat yılmaz (12 months ago)
Nice view above the valley and river, nothing else to see or to do inside the castle
voyage2live IG (13 months ago)
Worth visiting ! Wonderful view on the surroundings and the river. You can park next the forest and make a 10 min trekking to reach the fortress. There is also a small parking next to the fortress
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