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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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Orange Beach, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting and beautiful..We did it on a rainy day, but I would even go back on a sunshiny day!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The Crane estate was built as a summer home for a wealthy family in a bygone era. Our tour guide gave us all the details about the construction as well as the family history of the Cranes. As you would expect some of the bathrooms are beautifully done as this was the speciality of the Crane business. The grounds are... More

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A spectacular remnant from a bygone era. Every room is lovely and the views from each take your breath away. Even the butler's pantry (the coolest butler's pantry I've ever seen!), butler's suite and flower arranging room had great ocean views! My friend and I brought our children (two 9 year olds and two 7 year olds) to tour this... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

this is truly an overwhelming experience. the majestic castle, the well maintained gardens and a view that will be in your mind for the rest of your life. The lawn extends from the castle down a rolling manicured lawn to the beach area. Don't miss the concerts if you have the time to spend here at Castle Hill. an unforgettable... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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53 helpful votes 53 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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