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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited yesterday afternoon. We arrived a little before 1:00 and were told we were too late for the last tour of the day. The lady at the gate told us we could walk around the grounds and go in the first floor of the building, but when we got to the house, we were pleasantly surprised that they let... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ever since I saw the movie Witches of East wick I have been wanting to see the Crane Estate! I finally got that chance. The grounds of the mansion are absolutely breathtaking as is the inside of the estate. Many movies have used this mansion in them such as Witches of East wick, Ghost of Girlfriends Past to name a... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This house and the grounds were fabulous! It was well worth the trip and cost. We opted for the house tour but not a tour of the grounds. After the house tour was over, we were free to walk the grounds as long as we wanted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. If you have a pet, they are not allowed on the estate grounds. My kids like myself were in awe! It's was worth a little side trip on our trip to Nova Scotia. Lots of history and the ride to the estate is well worth it.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is beautiful .. The goinds are well kept and the vies from the castle are breathtaking .. My dad showed me this place and I can't wait to go back and show it to more friends and family

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went in mid May and the estate was not yet open. We were able to walk the grounds and enjoy the sites. I am sure the Crane's had a carriage take them down to the beach. What a lovely place. I can't wait to come back and see inside.

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florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Was not open for season but we could walk around grounds-very pretty. Beach views!! Rolling lawn that looks out over ocean.

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Somerville, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A wedding at castle Hill on the Crane Estate is like traveling back in time to a magical period of opulence and wealth. The man who built the estate spared no expense and it is evident in the beautiful detail of the estate. The European influence of the architecture is romantic and the rolling hill of lawn down to the... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I like to sketch so I was in heaven here in early spring - amazing views, interesting history, and near great trails through the dunes. Going back to go on tour

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was a memory I will not soon forget. The grounds alone are worth the trip. Loved every minute of the Castle tour and walking the grounds made me feel happy to be alive.

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