Castle Park Bulskampveld


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Covering over two hundred of hectares, Bulskampveld is one of the most important and most extensive forest areas in the area surrounding Bruges. The deciduous and conifer forest is intersected by stately avenues, witnesses of the reclamation of the area from the late 18th century onwards. A walk through the area almost inevitably leads visitors to a clearing in the forest where a stately country residence is reflected in the large pond of the landscape park.

 

 

In 1972 the forest and park were made accessible to the public by the Provincial Government. The castle is now a regional visitor centre while the former kitchen garden was converted into a herb garden and museum of agricultural life in West Flanders. The provincial domain is also known as Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, a reference to the Lippens family, the last residents of the estate.