Castle Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde, Bornem

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Bornem Castle, also known as the Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde Castle, is a country house, formerly a castle, located in Bornem, province of Antwerp, Belgium. Bornem Castle is situated at an elevation of 1 meters.
The building stands on the Oude Schelde, a tributary of the Scheldt. The earliest fortification on the site was of the 10th or 11th centuries and was intended to defend against the incursions of the Vikings. A later castle was built on the foundations of the older building in 1587 by the Spanish nobleman Pedro Coloma, 3rd Baron of Bornhem and lord of Bobadilla, a follower of Alexander Farnese. The property was afterwards leased by the family de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, who became the outright owners in 1773.
The present house was built on the same site at the end of the 19th century to plans by Hendrik Beyaert, after the remains of the 16th century building had been demolished. It remains in ownership of the house Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, the current resident is John de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, 14th Earl of Bornem.
House of Coloma Pedro Coloma, 3rd Baron of Bornhem Jean X François Coloma, 1st Count of Bornhem François-Claude Coloma, 2nd Count of Bornhem Charles-Joseph-François Coloma, 3rd Count of Bornhem, died 1724 Marie-Florence Coloma, 4th Countess of Bornhem Aldegonde-Eleonore de Lannoy; Lady of Bornem: marr. Baudry-Adelbert de Marnix.
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  • Dangerous people, very unfriendly, no gate, no information in english, why live such people in a castle like this...very sad 
    Dangerous people, very unfriendly, no gate, no information in english, why live such people in a castle like this...very sad  more »
  • Very nice castle. Only guided walks and you need to Phone in advance. There are 2-3 open days in August - September. The castle building is very pretty. It's next to a stream. Nice coaches in the... 
    Very nice castle. Only guided walks and you need to Phone in advance. There are 2-3 open days in August - September. The castle building is very pretty. It's next to a stream. Nice coaches in the...  more »
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  • Beautiful fairy castle. Amazing tour and history.
  • Well hidden castle in a great nature trail - castle only visitable by appointment - lots of free walking opportunities all around in this very quiet and green castle grounds

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