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Castle Hill Lighthouse

Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Ranked #20 of 101 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gorgeous lighthouse easily accessible via a short trail walk. Very picturesque and in good condition. A site worth visiting.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You can find this in the short walking trail near the Castle Hill Main Inn and the Beach Houses. It is the perfect place to watch the sunset on the cliff. There is a staircase for some photo ops as well. Romantic and picturesque

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Newport, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Follow the path from the Castle Hill parking lot to the light house or if it's foggy, follow the unmistakable cooing of the foghorn to the base of the light house. You can climb around it and out onto the rocks. There is a footpath down to the beach cabanas. The signs say guests only but just go for it.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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150 reviews 150 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Traveled up to Castle Inn where the lighthouse it located. OMG! What a great spot. You are overlooking Narragansett Bay at a prime spot. The sun was casting an unbelievable light upon the lighthouse. Light upon light. Incredible.

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Stow, MA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very nice short walk to the lighthouse and great views. We were there in the winter and bet that the walk is even nicer in the better weather.

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Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
131 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When cruising Ocean Drive GPS this and pull off for a few minutes to explore. Pull up to the valet and ask them where to park for the lighthouse. It's free and the views are awesome. Worth the time.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Loved the food, service and location. It's pricey, but the food is very good, fresh and well prepared. Nice drink selection. We went during restaurant week, so the it was an even better bargain. Definitely a place for a special occasion date night.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you are willing to wait, wait and wait it is worth it. Wonderful food, great views, lots of history.

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NY, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Lighthouse was in a beautiful location atop of a hill, overlooking the water, the Pell Bridge and the beautiful scenery. The drive along Ocean Drive was also spectacular. The waiter was so nice and helpful with dinner suggestions. The manager was also so kind to call around to some local establishments to get us dinner reservations since most of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our innkeeper suggested we stop by Castle Hill Inn to watch the sunset. We didn't know there was a lighthouse until the doorman asked us if we had seen it yet. I'm so glad he pointed it out to us. I took some beautiful pictures of the lighthouse while the sun was setting.

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