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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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Address: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
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Description: Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped...
Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.
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Castle Hill

this is a great place to visit and tour the grounds , the scenery is very picturesque and fun to look at.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Woburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

this is a great place to visit and tour the grounds , the scenery is very picturesque and fun to look at.

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Raynham, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I'm not especially keen on touring mansions but I had a blast with this one. Our tour guide played the role of a head steward to the estate in 1929 and we were guests invited for the weekend gala. It made the tour come alive. What a fantastic time!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fantastic way to spend the day in beautiful Ipswich. Lovely house - incredible views of rolling greens leading to the ocean - but check opening hours as they close for events etc!

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We weren't able to go inside due to a private function, but we walked around the grounds and that was nice enough. The hilly mall leading to the cliff overlooking the ocean is not to be missed. We saw a wild turkey crossing as we walked. Pro tip: If you pay $10 to get into the estate, your ticket will... More 

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Ipswich, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Short of Newport, RI, you will not find anything like this in the Northeast! Castle Hill offers Thursday summer lawn concerts, house and landscape tours and even the cool Hot and Cold Tours which take you to the "secret" places like the coal cellar and the rooftop! The Grand Allee lawn sweeps you down several sets of hills, past the... More 

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visited via a bike ride from Ipswich to the top of the hill and back. It was early in the season and I got waved past the gate without paying admission ($3 on bikes). The top featured great views of the ocean. The grounds include a huge mansion and plenty of ruins to visit. I only had time for... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stunning estate with a formidable David Adler-designed mansion. Beautifully maintained by The Trustees of the Reservation. Catch a summer concert on the breathtaking allee, or a Christmas tour.

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Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the type of place you can go and enjoy walking the beach, through the wild life refuge, and through the house itself. The gardens are fantastic and the views are impressive, especially with the reconstruction being done on different features in the garden. Just be wary if you are going during the summer, the traffic can be brutal.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The tour of the Castle is a nice brush with the very rich in the gilded age. The Crane's were among the richest families in Chicago and built a lavish mansion at Crane only to tear it down and build another one. The entire estate is an impressive complex that offers a window into the lifestyle of the rich and... More 

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Crane Estate at Castle Hill deserves to be seen by all those who love gardens, interior design, architecture and history. If you cannot fly to England to investigate classic British manor houses, instead visit this treasure in our own back yard, where examples of the best of Old World woodcarving & marble decoration have been seamlessly installed into a... More 

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Additional Information about Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Address: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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