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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Tijmen Noordegraaf (4 months ago)
Pretty ancient ruins of the village's castle. Steep climb to enter the ruins. You can climb the towers to have a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. Free entrance.
Pat W (8 months ago)
Really nice castle ruins to visit. If not for its history, you should come here for the magnificent views over the meandering Semois river.
Jeroen Meirlaen (8 months ago)
Cool place with a nice view
Dries Cools (13 months ago)
Very nice castle, awesome that it's free entry. Great restaurations to allow people to walk around in the ruin.
jan diericx (15 months ago)
Great spot, nice overlooking the valley of the Semois and Herbeumont village
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