Walzin Castle (Belgium)

Wallonia     See list of castles in Belgio

High on a vast rocky headland above a meander of the river Lesse, the castle Walzin has always captured the imagination.

It was admired by Victor Hugo, who made a drawing of it in 1863.

Although construction began in the 13th century, little remains of the medieval buildings except for the horseshoe tower of the 15th century that still has four gun ports.

The rest of the building has been altered significantly, particularly between 1930 and 1932. The option chosen was to adopt a traditional style of architecture and aim for stylistic consistency.

However, it is the natural scenery of the castle, more than its architecture, which is really cool.

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Castles in Belgium

Walzin Castle

Wallonia

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Latitude: 50.219928
Longitude: 4.9216896
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Map of Walzin Castle