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“Interesting visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle)

Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle)
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Bouillon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Castle that was the home of Duke Godefroy de Bouillon, one of the leaders of the first crusade.
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We liked the guided tour and the show with the falcons. the tour guide was very friendly and funny. The man with the falcons was very interesting and answered all our questions. The scenery from the castle was lovely. Something to visit when you are Bouillon area!

Visited July 2012
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memphis
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent guide.
The bird of prey show was really good.

Visited July 2012
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Lancaster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Impressive castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

The castle of Godfrey of Bouillon is the biggest attraction in Bouillon. While visiting Bastogne, I took a short drive to Bouillon to visit the castle. Maybe 30 minutes from Bastogne? The castle is located on top of a steep hill overlooking the town and river below. I actually parked along the river and walked up the winding village roads to the castle. However, there is plenty of parking at the castle. I would advise getting the guide in English as there are many interesting details and not much English is spoken by guides or workers. As others have mentioned, the falconry show is a must see, especially for families with children. The presenter seemed to be giving the presentation in French, German, and Dutch. If you don't speak any of these languages, you'll still get the jist of it. For those who have trouble with stairs, be advised there are many stairs all over the castle.

Visited September 2011
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Yankton, South Dakota
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A Good Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

The castle is worth the trip and easy to get to. Probaly the main reason to stay in Bouillon.

Visited June 2012
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Huntington Beach, CA
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“Belgium's best feudal castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

This imposing medieval castle sits prominately above the town and offers an adventurous look at centuries past. There are many nooks and crannies to discover, including a torture chamber, dimly lit prison cells, and dark, dripping passageways that tunnel into the hillside. At 11:30, a falconry show takes place in the castle courtyard.

Visited June 2012
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