Château du Guildo dates from the 11th century, when there was a fortified manor, probably made of wood. The stone castle was built in the 13th century in three phases. It was destroyed a century later and the new castle construction began in the late 1300s. Later it was restored as a living residence, but badly damaged in the late 1400s during the French-Breton War. The castle took part also to the Wars of Religion, when it was surrounded several times by Catholic League. This caused the final destruction Château du Guildo.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Andrea Torri (2 years ago)
Not too much to see...
Spencer Watts (3 years ago)
A shadow of its former self. Much better when it was left as a natural ruin and without the tour guides.
Jojo (3 years ago)
Really liked this old castle that once was. Reading about it and the amount of times it was rebuilt only to be knocked about and rebuilt again. There where lovely views.
steve yeaman (3 years ago)
Very close to the bridge, but easy to miss. It is only a few minutes walk and we'll worth it. Although a ruin, it has great character and is freely open. From a tower (steel steps) it offers good views over the river and mudflats and we spotted a family of seals
sean tilling (4 years ago)
Fantastic ruins and nice views
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