"This is The Castle of The..." Gravensteen - Castle of the Counts Tip by steventilly

Gravensteen - Castle of the Counts, Gent: 79 reviews and 188 photos


This is <b>The Castle of The Counts Of Flanders</b> or <b>s' Gravensteen</b> to give it it's shorter title!

Built around 1177 it is very much a castle as we expect one to be. Big and strong, surrounded by a moat and with a large central courtyard which contains the Count's mansion. The whole castle is very much intact and you can wander through it for hours.

When we visited there were people about in costumes from that period, who were simply there to add to the atmosphere. I do not know if this is a regular occurance.

Address: Nearby the Veerleplein.


Phone: 09-225-9306
Website: https://gravensteen.stad.gent

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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