Fernelmont Castle

Fernelmont, Belgium

Fernelmont Castle is a fortified farmhouse or château-ferme in Noville-les-Bois in the municipality of Fernelmont. It s a large quadrilateral surrounded by an impressive moat. The only original medieval building left is the imposing arcaded prison, built around the 14th century. It is a massive stone structure with a central arched entrance between two hemispherical protrusions. Its internal layout shows that it was well equipped with latrines, niches, basins embedded in the walls, window seats, two fireplaces and, in particular, an interesting floor covered with small painted terracotta tiles. The rest of the castle is in brick and is from the 16th century, with the exception of the Tuscan gallery, which was added in 1621. Since 1986 it has been given new life by a non-profit organization.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium


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eder vaz (11 months ago)
E sempre bom conhecer um pouco da história de um lugar, gostei muito.
Christian Beriaux (14 months ago)
Nice place, great for a 1 hour visit.
Monfort Fabrice (15 months ago)
Private fishing pond, very nice and very peaceful place.
Kwanon Degreef (16 months ago)
Nice walk around the castle (with the wikilock application)
Kang Korasak (17 months ago)
Private castle, cannot visit
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