Castle Miranda aka Château de Noisy, Belgium
Château Miranda aka Chateau de Noisy is a fairytale castle in Celles, Belgium. The building has fallen into a severe state of disrepair but is still stunning!
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Château Miranda, also known as Château de Noisy is a castle built in the 19th century in Celles, Belgium. The Liedekerke-Beaufort family had left their previous home, Vêves Castle, during the French Revolution and in 1866 commissioned the English architect Milner to build Chateau Miranda.
The castle remained occupied by the same family until World War II when it was taken over by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS) who used it as an orphanage. It remained in use as an orphanage until 1980.
The building has stood empty since 1991 and has fallen into a severe state of disrepair. The municipality of Celles have offered to take over the building but the family have refused. They now plan to demolish the building later in 2014.
This was the last stop on the first day of the “Missing Man Tour” along with Kriegaffe9 and Proj3ct M4yh3m. This was one place I’d wanted to visit for a long time and loved it! Although the place is very derelict inside there are still a few nice bits remaining and the place looks amazing from the outside. The stuff fairy-tales are made of!
Highlight of the visit was the death-defying walk across joists with a two-story drop below to get to the twin baths. The route is becoming very decayed and dangerous. Not an experience I’d want to repeat, but pleased to have seen those baths.
If you liked this report please check out Proj3ct M4yh3m's Castle Miranda Report too.