This is a favorite place of European ghost hunters. The mere design of the Chateau Miranda gives away a creepy aura and on the top of that, this house’s history is chilling as well. In its long history, this building served for many purposes, of which the most hair-raising was an orphanage.
The castle was built in 1866 by the English architect Milner under commission from the Liedekerke-Beaufort family, who had fled from their previous home, Veves Castle, during the French Revolution. Their descendants remained in the castle until the outbreak of the World War II, when it was taken over by the government and turned into an orphanage. Then in the 80es, the castle got abandoned and returned to the Liedekerke-Beaufort family. They had no ambitions of renewing it, nor selling the castle, so Chateau Miranda turned into a major inspiration for horror story writers.
Chateau Miranda is a castle near the town of Celles in the Belgium region of the Ardennes. The town itself is a tourist attraction and is a must-visit on your way to the castle. Speaking of that, you better hurry up as the government is planning to bring it down very soon.
There are no organized tours to this location, due to the bad condition of this building. However, many adventurers visit it regularly. The place is abandoned, which means there won’t be anyone to stop you from strolling around (except for the ghosts :D).