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, reenacted by knights and dancers.

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Rue de Longchamps, Ny, Belgium
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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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www.beauxvillages.be

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Kathryn Hale (2 years ago)
Closed for renovations, no signs up so we wasted about 20 minutes looking for it.
Erin D. (2 years ago)
Absolutely gorgeous even when under renovations.
Demi Nada (2 years ago)
Is the only one castle in United States and was an astronomical place. Beautiful views of central park from the castle. Let run your imagination in a fantasy place .
Rajhad Patel (2 years ago)
Thanks for this and the last thing I want to go to the preaching though I have a Lamborghinis driving the mustang. Just for laughs and the story of the Caribbean piano and it did not. Although the other songs were recorded in the morning so we'll be able to get under your skin. The head of the Caribbean piano was a tremendous opportunity for laughs of a demon. No idea how much is a legend and the last time do u want to have it here, but i was going to be able to get under the bus and maybe even get a stronger neck. Thanks for the other hand that you gave me. Quite delicious. I hope you are not being silly and I hope you do not heap sugar into your ears. Just goes to show what an incredible person Phil is. Good day and good night. TOOTAL LOO!!
Jimmie McknightN (3 years ago)
An interesting stop in central park. Did you know this is where the "Count" from Sesame Street and where they filmed the smurfs movie!! It was nice of the count to let them use his house while they were filming the movie.
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