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Castle Hill Lighthouse

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Ranked #24 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Lighthouses
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We love lighthouses and go out of our way to find and photograph them whenever we are on vacation. This one is along the ten mile ocean drive next to the Castle Hill Inn. We are really glad we stopped to see it. There is a small dirt pathway to the lighthouse which is situated on a cliff in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A friend and I stopped by Castle Hill Lighthouse on a visit to Newport. It was a 5+ minute walk down the dirt trail. As it happened, several USCG personnel were there to give a guided tour to a group of young military pilots from overseas countries. We got to tag along with them. That made our visit special. Castle... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Been here many times, take a book and soak up some sun while having some cocktails at castle hill inn. The sights are amazing, yachts, sailboats all day long. After all this is the place of the World Cup some of the best sailing in the sword passes this lighthouse.

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Located down a path to the the left of the Castle Hill Inn. Cute little Lighthouse that can only be seen after about a 5 minute easy walk. Picnic table available so bring a lunch!

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Albany, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We never go to Newport that we don't make a stop at Castle Hill. One because it is such a great view and cute little exploration that the kids love. Two because our favorite deep sea fishing charters goes out of the dock there. Flaherty Charters if you wan to have a great time and catch fish like St. Peter... More

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Hurst, Texas, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

There are not really any markings for this light house on Ocean Drive. We pulled into the Castle Hill restaurant drive way and asked the guard at the guard house and he directed us to the trail. The light house was not open but was still very cool to be up close to it so we could get some photos.

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Long Island, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Found this Lighthouse while on an afternoon Rum Runner cruise. Knew we wanted to have drinks on the lawn at Castle Hill on our way back from Brenton State Park. Definitely stop at the lighthouse, it is worth the walk down the hill and stairs. It was closed but the views are incredible, nice spot for a picnic lunch (... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We came across the lighthouse from a trail. The trail was very scenic with great rugged seascapes. We didn't know this was a working US Coast Guard Lighthouse. If you want to go down to the lighthouse or out on the rocks, I would highly recommend hiking boots. Views are spectacular.

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you love Lighthouses, like I do. You'll have to take a harbor cruise to get a good pic of this one

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you are driving along Ocean Drive, this is a great stop to stretch your legs. A short wooded hike to the lighthouse from the Castle Hill Inn grounds. The lighthouse was not open but it was a beautiful view anyways.

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