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There is a famous and beautifully grotesque castle in Belgium that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. We’re talking about Château Miranda, also called Château de Noisy, located in Celles, in the province of Namur, in Belgium, in the region of the Ardennes.
This castle was built in the 19th century in the neo-gothic style. The architect Edward Milner was commissioned by the Liedekerke-De Beaufort family to build the castle as their new home, since they had to leave their previous castle as a consequence of the French revolution.
Milner was not able to finish the castle since he died ibefore the construction ended in 1907, with the erection of the famous clock tower. The rich family that owned the property lived there with their descendants till World War II. Part of the Battle of the Bulge took place there and it was occupied by German forces for a short period of time.
The National Railway Company of Belgium took control of the castle in 1950 and turned it into a children camp for holidays till the 1970s.
The cost of mantaining the castle are so high that it has been in a state of ruin since 1991. The family refused numerous offers from investors (among which was the municipality of Celles) and parts of the castle have been demolished due to safety reasons.
The beautiful rooms of this ancient marvel still await new life and the castle still stands, like a forgotten fairytale.