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“Breathtaking Scenic View of Newport Bay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Hill Lighthouse

Castle Hill Lighthouse
Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Ranked #15 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Southbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Scenic View of Newport Bay”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Santa Monica, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Peaceful”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Small and not very picturesque”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Charming”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Famous Elegant”
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.

Visited May 2014
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