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Belcourt Castle

657 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 849-1566
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Ranked #61 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Traveler Description: BELCOURT CASTLE is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, son of the famous August Belmont, the King of Fifth Avenue. Oliver... more »
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
76 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A must see museum when in the Newport RI area. The 50000 sq ft "cottage" was built for the exclusive use as a summer home for 5-6 weeks per year. Belcourt features a heavy emphasis on french renaissance and gothic decor but also influenced by German, English and Italian design. Large portions of the castle are open to the public... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I became engaged a little over a year and a half ago, and Belcourt Castle was one of the the first places I emailed for information. First email went unanswered. Second email 3 months later went unanswered. Third email another 3 months still went unanswered. I finally got a response on the 4th email, in which I said "This is... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband and I went to the Halloween Party at Belcourt Castle for the first time this year. I am an event planner and decorator by trade. I had seen hundreds of parties and attended plenty in my life. This one was at the top! I would have spent double to go again! Loved the venue,drinks, costumes,music and the vibe... More

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Swansea, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I just by chance saw this site. I have been going to the Party at Belcourt Castle for a few years. Do not listen to the review previous.. This review is a rant, come on. There is always an opinion. Have people heard of inflation, what you got for 50 before you can't do it. Belcourt is perfect for a... More

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We went as a group of 4 and all enjoyed the tour- yes we had to wait, but we found the tour to be worth the wait. We thought the historical information was interesting and Mrs Tinney's stories were charming and spooky- as was the tour of the house. No, ghosts didn't jump out at us- but then we weren't... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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118 reviews 118 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This place has been kept up very well. When in the area put it on your list of must see when in R.I.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My wedding was held at this castle a few years ago and it was wonderful. My friends and family members are still talking about it. I found it interesting to read the wide range of reviews about Belcourt. If you are interested in antique homes (and antiques, in general), this is a lovely mansion to visit. It has a completely... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I wrote a review already with the SAME title, which I spent about an hour putting together with all of the details. TripAdvisor seems to have LOST it!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, I didn't save it in a separate document, so I would have to recreate it all again. I don't feel up to the task at the moment, and I am pretty... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Whilst we were queuing to get into this 'attraction' we were all subjected to a 5 minute stern telling off because someone had the audacity to stop on the road outside the castle waiting for the gates to open. The man shouting at us was the Manager of this attraction and he was beside himself with rage, half a dozen... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We thought it would be fun to do a ghost tour while in Newport for a long weekend, however, this "ghost tour" was a joke and a huge rip-off ($25/person in cash at the door). The "mansion" is falling apart and is made up to look creepy by keeping the lights low and having about a thousand candles lit. The... More

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