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Castle Hill Lighthouse

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Ranked #17 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My sister and I went looking for a way to this lighthouse and found that there is a short path next to the parking lot of the at the Castle Hill Inn. Once you get to the lighthouse the views are amazing!. You can walk down the stairs to the lighthouse if you'd like and get a real close up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We first saw this lighthouse while on the Gansett Cruise and decided to have a picnic lunch there. Free parking and a nice path to walk to it. We set purr blanket out on the rocks for a picnic lunch & walked on the rocks with the kids. We found shells and more. I think I have found my new... More

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Southbury, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When you visit Newport, be sure to break away for an afternoon, outdoor cocktail on The Lawn at the Castle Hill Inn. Views of Jamestown and Newport Bay are exceptional from here. Take a short walk out to the lighthouse and climb the rocks for great photos and pure enjoyment of the scenic view.

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Santa Monica, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I loved going to see the lighthouse, and Castle Hill Inn is right there so afterwards its fun to go grab a cocktail at their restaurant. Such a beautiful, relaxing setting.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This lighthouse is a short easy walk from the Castle Hill Inn parking lot but not much to see. It's small and not too impressive.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You can get on the grounds for free by letting the guard know that you are visiting the lighthouse. We didn't see the interior but the exterior is charming. You can feel the breeze and hear the sound of fog horns. Although it is a small attraction - if you like lighthouses - it makes for a nice small trip.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for elegance, view, fine food then this is a must go restaurant. Grab a cocktail and sit in the famous lawn chairs overlooking the harbor. Very expensive but you must do it once in your lifetime.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice trip through Ocean Drive and we hoped to see the lighthouse. We had to back track and go up to Castle Hill Inn. The parking valets directed us to a little path that took us through to the lighthouse. it was pretty out there and a nice place to have a picnic or snack if you have.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This lighthouse is so cute & very pretty! It's not far from the Inn at Castle Hill and you can easily walk from the inn's parking lot to the lighthouse. It's small and on a small space so there's not too much to see, but check it out. Don't forget your camera! You can also see it from the water... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Castle Hill lighthouse is nice to see. It may be best seen on a boat tour from the Newport waterfront. It may also be seen from the Inn at Castle Hill, but in season you will need to obtain permission from the security guards to enter the property. Of course, if you are visiting the Inn, you can view... More

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