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Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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A bit difficult to find but worth the trip. Historic and interesting, one of the shortest lighthouses I've ever seen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A bit difficult to find but worth the trip. Historic and interesting, one of the shortest lighthouses I've ever seen.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We struck by the pathway to the lighthouse while staying at Castle Hill Beach Cottages. Someone had laden the path with rose pedals, cleary a romantic gesture!! The lighthouse is a Take a picnic out there and lunch on the rocks...

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Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is where I fell in love with my husband. Holds such special memories for us. It's a place where you can to just be.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

the location and view are priceless, the food is very good. I would recommend a day trip and enjoy the view of the water on a nice sunny day.

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice drive to Castle Hill Lighthouse is located at end of Ocean Drive, built in 1890, owned by a man who attended Harvard University, and added as a historic site in 1988. Lighthouse was not open to the public, but we could see it on our drive. The lighthouse still serves as a beacon of light, guiding boats, ships, and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was an easy walk to get to the lighthouse, so anyone who isn't interested in long treks won't have to worry. A couple of cute bunnies on the trail will delight the young and old alike. It is a rather small lighthouse, so if you're expecting grandiose you may want to find another lighthouse. Definitely glad we saw it,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The walk to the lighthouse through the woods is lovely and, once you arrive at the Lighthouse, the view is great with its perfect panorama up and down Naragansett Bay. However, the Lighthouse itself is nothing much to write home about. All up, an enjoyable stroll if you are staying at Castle Hill Inn and are in for some sightseeing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice stop along the Ocean Drive. Short walk from the marina, and incredible view from the lighthouse grounds!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Easy walk from the Castle Hill Inn. Just a short walk up a grassy hill and you are at a prime spot for sunset.

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RHODE ISLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

just how many lives do lighthouses save over the years? I bet a lot. when you see the light on top going around to warn boats and ships to stay away you may not think about that but it is an important job. the lighthouse here is not huge but it is a really nice place to visit.The grounds at... More 

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