De Motte van dit kasteel komt naar alle waarschijnlijkheid uit de 10e eeuw, en is opgeworpen om de dreiging komende van de Maas tegen te gaan.

De hoofdburcht of 'Bovenste Slot' omvat een Mottekasteel op een natuurlijke verhoging met een forse mergelstenen donjon uit ca. 1200, 'Witte Toren' genaamd. In de 13e eeuw werd een veelhoekige ringmuur om een binnenplein aangelegd. Van een tegen de ringmuur gebouwde grote zaal met woonvertrekken zijn alleen nog de tongewelfde kelders aanwezig. Van een eveneens 13e-eeuwse vierkante poorttoren aan de noordzijde van de burcht zijn slechts enkele restanten over. De zogenaamde 'Rode Toren' en de puttoren welke ernaast ligt, zijn gebouwd door Jan van Heinsberg en stammen uit ca. 1450.

De voorburcht of 'Benedenste Slot' is lager gelegen dan de hoofdburcht. Een tussengelegen gracht werd rond 1840 gedempt. Van de voorburcht zijn slechts de mergelstenen funderingen overgebleven. De torenvormige toegangspoort in de noordvleugel is 16e-eeuws. Het mansardehelmdak op de poort stamt uit ca. 1730 toen de poort tevens werd verhoogd.

De oostvleugel is een neoclassicistisch gepleisterd landhuis uit twee lagen en dateert uit 1840. De westvleugel uit ca. 1850 omvat een eveneens neoclassicistisch koetshuis met uitspringende hoekdelen. Zowel oost- als westvleugel zijn gebouwd in opdracht van de Luikse familie Grissard. Buiten de omgrachting is een park aangelegd.

De gracht rond de burcht werd oorspronkelijk gevoed door de Putbeek die gevoed werd door de Zonput. Toen de Zonput droogviel schakelde men over op kanaalwater om de gracht te voeden. Tot het landgoed van het kasteel behoorde vroeger ook een windmolen en een watermolen.

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Founded: 13th century
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B A (16 months ago)
heerlijk rustig bos om te wandelen, alleen mogen honden niet los lopen, maar helaas neemt niemand daar notie van.
Lou van Hees (17 months ago)
Uniek stukje middeleeuwse historie. Stein biedt meer interessante historie tot zelfs duizenden jaren BC. Helaas in Nederland niet zo bekend.
Hans Rijnders (18 months ago)
Zelden open. Wel mooie omgeving om te wandelen en Brouwerij De Fontein aan te doen voor lekker biertje of iets anders
Math B (19 months ago)
Oude interessante kasteelruïne die op bepaalde tijden te bezoeken is. Zie web. Geen drukke toeristische bestemming. Gelegen in een mooi wandelgebied. Bijkomen die je in de nabijgelegen dorpsbrouwerij.
Erik Lotz (21 months ago)
Mooi (klein) wandel gebied.
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