Beaufort Things to Do
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The oldest part of the castle of Beaufort dates from the early 11th Century. It was a small square-shaped fortress on a massive rock, surrounded by a wide ditch and a second wall facing the valley.
Around the first half of the 12th Century, a flanking tower was added and the access gate was moved and enlarged.
The House of Beaufort became ruined by the Thirty Year War. Over time the old abandoned knights' castle slowly decayed.
In 1850 the Luxembourg government declared the castle a cultural heritage.
As of 1893 Beaufort castle acquired a new look under the new owner Henri Even and his son Joseph Linckels. The new palace was restored and the sheep farm was expanded.
In 1928 Edmond Linckels cleared the rubble from the castle and the well and made the site available to the public.
Since 1981 the castle and the chateau are owned by the Luxembourg state.
VIDEO of my visit:
- Castles and Palaces
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The ruins of the medieval (12th century) castle are impressive and a bit out of town of Beaufort. Despite the town is situated on a plateau, the castle lies in a small glen.
There is an admission ticket. The castle is open from 9am to 6pm
Unfortunately due to lack of time we just made some photos only of the exterior.
There is thick forest nearby, a small pond with sheep, swans and ducks and well marked footpaths for walking in the nature.
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If you go to Beaufort make sure you first visit the beautiful castle. Opposite the castle is a very beautiful nature track, about 5 kilometres long, just follow the water. It's vey beautiful and it only gets better every metre. But make sure you don't get lost, otherwise you have to make a long walk back!
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