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404 Castles in the Netherlands

404 Castles in the Netherlands

This file contains 404 castles found in the Netherlands.

If I have missed one, or have a remark, leave a comment :)
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Huge Fortification in Cities and Towns of the Netherlands

Huge Fortification in Cities and Towns of the Netherlands

Have a look at all cities and towns in the Netherlands that started as fortifications. Now, as they grew, you can still see the fortifications!
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Varaignes Castle

Varaignes Castle

XVIth century castle. The powerful feudal building of the XIIIth is marked by the architectural styles of various centuries : XIVth, XVth and XVIth. Built according to a plan in quadrangle, a massive keep of the XIIIth, reshaped in XVth and bristled of machicolation, a XVth hexagonal tower of staircase and an overhanging watchtower come to strengthen a facade of the XVIth inspired by the Italia...
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Montfort Castle

Montfort Castle

The castle of Montfort, situated on the municipality of Vitrac overhangs the Dordogne and, as for the castle of Beynac, the sight is better of the very river where from we can appreciate the overhang on which stands this fortress. This magnificent castle which dominates Montfort bluff sits down literally on a rocky projection every nook of which it follows.

It was besieged and de...
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Puymartin Castle

Puymartin Castle

XVth, XVIth, XVIIth castle. The castle is formed by several main buildings connected with round towers and a big keep, the whole is crowned with machicolation and with covered patrol ways.

On January 8th, 1358, the castle was taken by the English. Afterward, it became the headquarters of the catholic strengths steered by the "captain Puymartin", Raymond de Saint-Clar, facing the...
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Marzac Castle

Marzac Castle

This XVth century castle situated on the municipality of Tursac, has been modified in XVIIIth century.

It contains towers with crenellations and machicolation, a XVIIIth century dovecote with its two attached buildings, terrace with its breast walls and the remnants of a XVIth century convent.

Outbuildings are bounding the front-yard and a neo-Gothic building is at...
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Puyguilhem Castle

Puyguilhem Castle

XVIth castle, It is doubtless the most attractive castle of Renaissance style of Perigord. It possesses all the characteristics of it : clear building, large bays abundantly decorated, towers covered with slates, fireplaces finely sculptured and delicately chiselled machicolations. A three-storeyed main building separates a big circular feudal tower attached to an small octagonal turret of st...
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Lambertie Castle

Lambertie Castle

The noble and ancient family of Lambertye (Lambertie) gave its name to a considerable castle located in the municipality of Miallet. The first castle was built in the XIIIth century and the actual one is from XVth and XVIth.It was the object of an important restoration in the XIXth.

Rebuilt three times, it was burned first time by the English under Charles VI (1380-1422), second...
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Montaigne Castle

Montaigne Castle

XVIth and XVIIth castle. The castle was completely reconstructed in a neogothic style following the fire of 1885 which ravaged it, with the exception of the tower of the "bookstore" where the oratory, the chamber and the library of the philosopher Montaigne were.

At the first floor of the tower, a chapel reminds that Montaigne was an ardent catholic. From his chamber, situated ov...
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Mareuil Castle

Mareuil Castle

The actual castle is from XVIth century.

Mareuil was one of four baronies of Perigord, what explains the very defensive character of the fortress. There was born the troubadour Arnaud de Mareuil. Demolished during the One hundred years war, arsoned during the religious wars, this castle was restored many times.

In the XVth, Geoffroi de Mareuil modifies the castle o...
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Monbazillac Castle

Monbazillac Castle

XVth century castle, it was built by François d' Aydie by 1550.

Having "supernaturally" escaped the religious wars, the Sling(Revolt) and the Revolution, then the restorations of modern era, this castle is one of the Renaissance houses the most authentic of Perigord. It hesitates between the austerity of the military architecture (moats, covered way, arrow slits, crenellations an...
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Les Milandes Castle

Les Milandes Castle

XVth castle - XIXth. Surrounded with formal gardens, this Renaissance castle is constituted by asymmetric lodging
houses decorated with sculptured gates and windows , as well as of turrets in corbelled construction putted on by
pepperpots. We can admire decorated with mouldings machicolations, terraces decorated with richly worked
balusters , attic windows there pediment...
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Les Bories Castle

Les Bories Castle

XVth and XVIth century castle, constructed from 1497 till 1604 on the bases of a ancient noble den which had justice rights on Antonne, Sarliac and Savignac-les-Eglises.

Although having undergone at least four sieges, during the religious wars then during the Sling(Revolt), this castle is well preserved.

This beautiful building of Renaissance style consists of an i...
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Lanquais Castle

Lanquais Castle

XVth, XVIth castle. It is the most Italian castles of Périgord. It is constituted by a mainf building in the typical defensive architecture of the Middle Ages, dating the XIVth, on which comes to be transplanted an elegant
building of the Renaissance style built during the Religious war, between 1570 and 1604.

The architecture is inspired by the Louvre built by Pierre Les...
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Hautefort Castle

Hautefort Castle

From the IXth century, a first fortress belongs to the viscounts of Limoges. In the XIIth, this castle belonged to turbulent troubadour Bertrand de Born.
Several constructions were successively built of which few tracks are remaining (tower in the western angle of the yard).

During the One hundred years war, in 1335, the castle is occupied by the English, but it changes ha...
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Bannes Castle

Bannes Castle

Built in the XIVth century, Bannes castle proudly stand on a rocky spur situated on the municipality of Beaumont on Dordogne.

An arched bridge, in front of entrance chatelet and a drawbridge, give access to the door of the fortress. Five towers with machicolation covered of conical roofs of slate and detached houses of various sizes enclose a small inner courtyard. A round doveco...
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Jumilhac-le-Grand Castle

Jumilhac-le-Grand Castle

XVth, XVIth and XVIIth centuries castle. Property of Antoine Chapelle, Henri IV's Master of Smith, the castle was reshaped after 1581, from a XIIth and XIVth Templar Knights fortress. The origin of this former fief is attested from 580 where it is told about "Diocesis Gemiliacensis". In the XIVth, the castle belonged to the chatellenie of Excideuil then,In 1656, it was raised to the rank of ma...
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L Herm Castle

L Herm Castle

Been attested from 1309 (quoted in 1384 under the name of "Heremus"), the jurisdiction of Herm is held by several co-Lords of whom Hugues de l'Herm, till the end of the XVth. It becomes then property of the Calvimont family.

The current castle is built between 1480 and 1512 by Jean III de Calvimont, member of the parliament of Bordeaux.

The history of this castle...
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Fleurac Castle

Fleurac Castle

Fleurac Castle, located in the heart ot the Perigord (close to Les Eyzies prehistoric site) is famous for its architecture.

This Castle is a fine example of 19th century neo-gothic style, it was reconstructed in the late 19th century and the
interior is still decorated with same era furniture.

The castle is situated in a beautiful park covering 20 hectares ...
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Fenelon Castle

Fenelon Castle

XIIth, XIVth, XVIth and XVIIth castle. Built on a succession of rocky terraces, this former fortified town possesses a triple enclosure which conjugates the rigour of warfare techniques with the elegance of the Renaissance era.

To enter, we pass the first chatelet of the XVIIth, formerly preceded by a drawbridge, which leads to the first enclosure
flanked with circular tow...
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Fayrac Castle

Fayrac Castle

The construction of the castle of Fayrac, encircled with a double enclosure, began in XIIIth century.

It was an English forward position in the Hundred Years War, built to watch over Beynac, on the opposite bank, where the French were holed up.

There are two lodging houses: one of the end of the XVIth century, other one of the Renaissance with all slated pepper-p...
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Commarque castle

Commarque castle

Commarque is a XIIth, XIVth, and XVth centuries castle. Built on the troglodytic remains of a fort dating probably IXth or Xth, the fortress of the XIIth was protected by two ditches and a double enclosure. We reached it by two successive drawbridges beaten by chatelets.

The first enclosure contained lodging houses for soldiers, magazines and outbuildings. The second protects the...
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Campagne Castle

Campagne Castle

The first castle of Campagne of medieval style dates of XIIth and XIIIth centuries. It has been highly modified during the XVIth with the setting up of a Renaissance looking.
It is located on the municipality of Campagne near the valley of Vézère. A carved square tower adjoins the old main building, prolonged by a modified L shaped main building. The big windows and the roofs date of t...
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Bourdeilles Castle

Bourdeilles Castle

This XIIIth and XVth centuries edifice dominating Dronne river is in fact two castles which are implanted in a carved surrounding wall marrying the curves of the rock:
the medieval castle of the counts of Perigord and, very close, the Renaissance castle which replaced the castle of the Barony today disappeared.
The first one possesses all the characteristics of its era: thick wa...
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Barriere (Villamblard) Castle

Barriere (Villamblard) Castle

This castle, built in the XIIIth century, by the Barriere family is a ancient noble den been attested in 1312. It played a major role during the One hundred years war.
It became property of the Lur family in 1448. During the Religious wars, Jeanne de Lur, become a Huguenot, transformed the chapel into a temple which would have received the visit of Calvin. The castle was besieged a bit...
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