Hardelot Castle

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Hardelot Castle (French: Château d'Hardelot) is a castle in Pas-de-Calais in France. It is located in a field next to the village of Condette, and south of the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The first castle at this place was built in the 12th century by the Counts of Boulogne. The present castle was built by Count Philippe Hurepel of Clermont in 1222. The castle was captured several times by the French, the English and the Burgundians.

The 'pseudo Gothic' style mansion fort built in 1848 by Sir John Hare. He demolished the existing buildings within the walls of the old castle, and used a tower and underground passages, remains from the 13th century as the basis of his building. In 1899, Sir John Whitley acquired the site and then created the seaside resort of Hardelaut, making the castle the focal point of the estate with hospitality, club and various activities (golf, fishing, tennis, etc.)

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