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Kasteel Poeke

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The history of Poeke Castle extends back into the early middle ages, when Flemish knights used it as a gathering place. Continuous assault by Gent rebels took a toll upon the fortress, and by 1453, it had been abandoned. It lay unused and decaying for a century and a half, until the property was bought by the Viscounts of Nieuwpoort, in 1597. This aristocratic clan continued to govern until the late 19th century; their successors lasted less than a century, and the last Baroness of Poeke died in 1955. In 1977, the castle became property of the state; the building and its surrounding park are now part of a recreational facility.

Phone: +32 / 051 68 83 00

Location: Kasteelstraat 26, Aalter 9880

Other History nearby:
(Antwerp) Antwerp Museum of Folklore
(Gent) Archaeological Museum of Bijloke Abbey
(Brussels) Atomium
(Beloeil-Aubechies) Aubechies Archaeological Site
(Brussels) Autoworld
(Beersel) Beersel Castle

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