Leur is a municipality in the municipality of Wijchen with (including Hernen) about 1000 inhabitants. The oldest village church is a partly Romanian, partly Gothic building: two of the 24 registrations that Leur counts in the national monuments register concerns this church. Both the church itself and the tower are registered government monuments.
Other interesting national monuments are mostly different farms. But the House of Leur (castle) is a national monument that was built in 1778. Not only the castle and its courtyard are registered in the register, but there are separate registrations for the building house, garden and park facility, barn, fence posts, pigeons , Vegetable garden with fences, greenhouse and arbor. In addition, Leur has fourteen other municipal monuments.
The House of Leur can be found on the Delight of Leur: this estate of over 250 hectares is definitely worth a visit. This property has been privately owned since 1748 and offers ample opportunity for hiking and enjoying the old buildings and trees on the grounds. The accompanying Forest Shop offers many local produce such as the meat of the renowned Aberdeen Black Angus cow breed. This also includes De Leurse Maalderij: a location in the middle of the village of Leur that can be hired for events and meetings.
Next to the church is a mysterious hill. Probably it's a moth: an artificially raised hill where a wooden castle stood. Possibly the moth was constructed in the 11th century, later the hill was used as a mountain road: a flight point for population and cattle during floods.
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