Belgium

Miranda Castle

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Miranda Castle (French: Château Miranda), also known as Noisy Castle (French: Château de Noisy) is a 19th-century castle in Celles, province of Namur, Belgium, in the region of the Ardennes.

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The castle was built in 1866 by the English architect Milner under commission from the Liedekerke-Beaufort family, who had left their previous home, Vêves Castle, during the French Revolution.

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Their descendants remained in occupation until World War II, when it was taken over by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS) as an orphanage. It remained a facility for the use of children until 1980.

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It has stood empty since 1991. Although the municipality of Celles has offered to take it over, the family has refused, and the enormous building is now (as of 2011) in a derelict state. It has become a favourite venue of urban explorers.

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The building is planned for demolition during 2014.

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