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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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Address: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 9783564351
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously...

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 on the CCrane Estate

We took a friend from another state to see the great view of Crane's Beach and the Estate. It is gorgeous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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326 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a friend from another state to see the great view of Crane's Beach and the Estate. It is gorgeous.

Thank kappy26
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous setting . Beautiful landscaped long lead to a dune overlooking Crane beach and the Atlantic Ocean.Summer concerts outdoors are a special delight.

Thank Rgon11
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My visit to The Crane Estate included the 'Beyond the Great House' tour, which was excellent; you visit quite a few structures that are in various states of restoration, all of which have fascinating histories. The tour covers so much physical ground that the guide takes you around the estate in an electric shuttle car. You can spend hours touring... More 

Thank Deborah M
Boston, MA
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354 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went to two concerts here this summer and had a great time! Choose your favorite music and pick a day...everything from 80's to big band. Bring a picnic spread and some chairs...the only thing you can't bring is alcohol, but there is beer & wine available. There are also a couple of food trucks if you don't want to... More 

Thank Hotelsnobb
Farmington Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We made a last minute choice to visit this site. It was a chilly, rainy Fall day. So we only did the tour of the Castle. It was WELL worth the trip. The tour took about an hour and was presented in quite a unique way. Each of was a "character" visiting the owners of the estate. Our host (a... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Unfortunately, there was a private function there this particular Sunday so we weren't allowed access. Be sure to check ahead of time if you want admission. But the drive into the estate, the estate itself and the views from there were all worth a visit.

Thank Spoonball
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The sweet story of the building of this estate and the romantic nature of its setting make it a must see. Movies are filmed here for e reason...it's a smaller seacoast version of Downton.

Thank R_Choiniere
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My daughter was married last night at Castle Hill and it was breathtaking and absolutely perfect spot for a wedding. The wedding took place outside on the lawn as did the dancing. It couldn't have been more romantic.

Thank travelbugs0527
Fishguard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Beautiful garden, if you walk up to the old castle the views are amazing. You can get tea and cake by the ticket hut, but you have to sit outside.

Thank shepsu
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The castle was closed but for a reasonable fee you can park and visit the ground. Very beautiful and well kept. The view is amazing expect ally if you dare to walk up the third hill. We loved to roll down the hills with the kids. Fun afternoon.

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