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Castle in the Clouds

455 Old Mountain Road, Rte 171, Moultonborough, NH 03254
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The Castle is a turn-of-the-century Arts & Crafts mansion built on a 5,500-acre estate by Thomas Plant, a shoe manufacturing tycoon. At one... more »
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Oh my goodness I don't even know where to begin! Beautiful grounds, beautiful sites to see along the way to the castle (waterfall and overlook)! It's a fun family spot and it's also a very romantic spot to go with your significant other. My boyfriend and I stopped on our way up to North Conway and it was one of... More

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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The views are really the biggest draw to this attraction for me. This is a beautiful home and the preservation society has done a wonderful job of keeping period items and household products in every room. I love vintage product packaging so, this was an interesting feature for me. The styling of the home and grounds are, of course, gorgeous.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Really nice tour, very interesting facts about this mansion and beautifully crafted. Beautiful scenery of Lake Winnipesaukee, beautiful waterfall, horse back riding. A must see if you are in the area. Amazing to see how different life is now compared to way back when.

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Sydney, Australia
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637 reviews 637 reviews
307 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's a drive to get there, up winding roads and past tumbling waterfalls and this is all after you've past the gatehouse! Stop halfway and check out the waterfall, then continue to climb to the top. Park you car, get your ticket and take the bus the rest of the way. How the construction workers managed I have no idea!... More

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Newbury, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Plan to spend a couple of hours at this delightful 100-year old eccentric house with the most amazing hilltop vista of Lake Winnipesaukee and its islands. Docents throughout the house are helpful without being intrusive, and the opening 10 minute talk is worth your attention. Lots of quirks in this beautiful place, considered very modern for its time (like the... More

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Rochester, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In mid July 2014, four of us went to the Castle in the Clouds (two couples) for a late morning, early afternoon visit. Very impressive "home", grounds and views. Also the story of the original owner was really interesting. As others have mentioned while it's essentially a self guided tour around the home there are plenty of docents there to... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

"Lucknow" is the name of this mansion built in 1914 because the owner/builder seemed to have had a lot of "luck now". What is more amazing is that it is built on an ancient (c. 10,000 million year old) volcano that imploded on it self....which is called a 'Caldera'. It is located in the Ossipee Mountains & one of the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a beautiful home, well kept in the period in which it was built. The attention to detail in the displays is very educational and enjoyable to read. Our visit was greatly enhanced by the knowledgeable docents who were eager to answer questions and visit with the guests. We a couple hours up there just sitting to enjoy the... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited Castle in the Clouds with just a little bit of intel that this would be a nice visit. We (two couples) spent about two hours enjoying this mountain home, incredible views and some of the nicest tour guides (although this is primarily self tour the guided are everywhere answering all of ones questions) we have encountered. This is... More

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I visited on Saturday, 7/5/14, late afternoon. We advised the woman at the gate that we wanted to have lunch at the Café and then see the Castle. See was very nice in advising us that there was a wedding that afternoon, so the grounds of the Castle would be closed at 4:00. That being the case... More

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