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Beacon Hill

Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-227-4392
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Ranked #16 of 218 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lose yourself on the tiny streets of this neighborhood. Close to the Boston Common and the State House, just walk on the beautiful streets of this old and charming place.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Plenty going on in the Park,lots of interesting buildings,plenty of places to eat.Not far to walk from Harbour.

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Modiin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Quaint houses, interesting shopping street with numerous antique shops mixed with restaurants and neighborhood services.

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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Worth a stroll around this residential neighbourhood away from the tourist trail. Quite quaint and seemingly a launderette on each corner. There are some interesting shops on Charles Street.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Nice area, posh and reminded me of England, Royal Leamington Spa springs to mind. Not far to walk from the Buckminster Hotel and worth a visit if you are staying in Boston for a few days

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A grand monument to a grim battle... The neighbourhood was beautiful too, I thoroughly enjoyed that walk to the hill.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great network of narrow streets, tree lined and with some great old architecture. Very reminiscent of parts of London with little mews streets and Los style steet lighting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed walking up and downhill in this prestigious neighborhood. A lot of nice little stores. The best place to visit is beautiful Acorn Street - nice street to take a walk and for photography, not far from Public Garden.

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Poperinge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful New England mansions, worth walking up the hill to see. Also walk to the State house in the same area just to see the gold dome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beacon Hill's atmosphere is truly unique. It is very calm, peaceful and charming. The architecture is stunning. You really feel that you are in a different city at a different era. It is a must-see!!

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