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Castle in the Clouds

455 Old Mountain Road, Rte 171, Moultonborough, NH 03254
603-476-5900
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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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Tuftonboro, NH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Castle itself has guided tours and is a unique site in and of itself, brought to the US and re-built stone by stone for the eccentric and wealthy owner. The Castle grounds include many miles of walking and riding trails (horseback riding is also available in season) with flowing streams and waterfalls, more serious hiking trails start on the... More

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Castle in the Clouds has a commanding view with sweeping vistas of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Lakes Region of NH. The upkeep and repair of the castle itself is progressing, yet its location is the most attractive feature. A perfect place on a sunny day, well worth the visit.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We love the Castle in the Clouds. When we have company, it is one of the places we go. Even if you don't want to take a tour of the Castle....which is the only part that costs money...you can hike horseback ride or just have a snack or lunch at the Carriage house.

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Most impressed with the feeling of a 'home' vs the normal 'empty mansion' feel of historic homes you tour. The views are fantastic. Recommend visiting the waterfall, ponds and especially the stables - say 'Hi!' to Zeus, a very large and sweet draft horse.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This beautiful 'castle' was built by a wealthy leather kingpin. He owned most of the land on the south side of the Ossipee Mountains (it's an ancient volcano), all the way down to the north shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Now, the castle and the lands are owned by the LRCT (Lakes Region Conservation Trust). When you arrive, you pay an... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The view is amazing........mountains, lakes, fields.......! The castle has so much to see and gets your imagination going! Well worth the time to walk through on the paths and then sit and relax with a delicious lunch! The history of the castle is a very intriguing story and one worth hearing from the tour guides!

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North Conway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We have visited and toured the Castle in the Clouds several times in the past 15 years, it is one of our favorite places to bring guests. The local Preservation Committee is making excellent progress in restoring and maintaining this fascinating arts and crafts house. Congratulations to them and their hard work. The last couple of times we visited we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We took a day trip (from Boston) to the castle. Walking through castle (which is more like a large house) makes you feel like you've taken a step back in time, everything exactly as it was. Quick introductory tour/story and you walk through the castle on your own. On the drive up the mountain, take the short walk to the... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Well worth a detour to take in the marvellous views, waterfall and the most exquisite house location this side of the Alps. I was a bit sceptical going in but the splendour of the house and the enthusiasm of the guides made up for all of that and more. A wonderful glimpse into the life of a millionaire couple seeking... More

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Maryland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Originally I wasn't interested in going to see this, then we caught a glimpse of the castle on the hill and decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did, this place has stunning views, the house is a masterpiece! Every room manages to have a beautiful view, full of period furnishings. What an interesting place, well... More

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