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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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Exceptional place to visit

The Crane estate is an amazing place to visit. We took the guided tour. We could say that unfortunately, it was raining. But this has given us a unique experience: we were alone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Crane estate is an amazing place to visit. We took the guided tour. We could say that unfortunately, it was raining. But this has given us a unique experience: we were alone with the guide, and the experience in such particular weather condition has given us a unique look at this estate. We also want to give our special... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Be aware the house is not opened on Sunday!! or Monday. Very disappointing. I am a member; this was very frustrating. The grounds were open and they were interesting..

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Finger Lakes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I tend to look at these places in terms of "who could build this today?" Buildings and grounds are a notch or two above magnificent. They must have had a thousand goats back then to trim the lawns. View from castle to beach is worth admission. In the area? Must do if you have a sense of history for Cape... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Is a beautiful place. It makes you feel like you are in Europe. Makes a magnificent place for pictures taken for weddings, sweet 15...I can't wait to stay at the Castle again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We really enjoyed walking the grounds just a little upset that it was no opened to go in and tour the castle itself

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We read about this mansion in a tourist attraction booklet and decided to take a look. There is an admission price...$10.00 for parking and an additional $15.00 per person to tour the mansion. For the $10.00 parking fee (the option we chose) you can tour the ground floor of the mansion and walk about the immense grounds of the estate.... More 

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Marden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A fascinating house with beautiful bathrooms and great views from the roof. Take a tour to get the most from your visit.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was the driving force behind our trip to the Boston Area. I read about this location and the Crane Beach and made this the must stop of the trip. I want to start by saying that a ranger is at the main gate. You pay to get in but you get a lot for the price. Plus you can... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Castle Hill for two nights at the end of June after we had brought our children to camp in NH and before returning to Germany. Having read some of the earlier evaluations of this inn, I was somewhat sceptical, but... it turned out to be a marvellous and memorable experience. The room (Florence) was... More 

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Woburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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