Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.
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Andrew B
Somerville, MA985 contributions
Worthy visit
May 2021 • Couples
The buildings at Castle Hill are currently closed due to Covid. Yet visitors are allowed to walk the grounds. There is great architecture to see. Terrific landscaping. Delightful gardens. Wonderful views.
Written May 7, 2021
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PandasGZ
Boston, MA78 contributions
Lovely Gardens
Mar 2021 • Friends
The castle is closed so we cannot visit inside the building. Though there’s no flowers in winter time but the two gardens (Italian Garden and Rose Garden) are cute by themselves. I’ll definitely visit again in summer time!
Written March 11, 2021
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Juliana B
5 contributions
Dissatisfied
Dec 2020 • Couples
I just attended the Castle Hill Illuminated Longest Night Show... I was very disappointed, I thought there would be a lot more Christmas lights. At least we supported the Trustees of Preservation.
Written December 19, 2020
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Quint
18 contributions
Historic botanical mansion
Jun 2020 • Couples
Beautiful and breathtaking, the grounds of this local are a treat to see. The sprawling back lawn stretches for what must be a half mile of grass. The property boasts several walking trails, although word of caution my wife and I found the trails closer to estate entrance to be a bit challenging and would likely avoid on the next trip.

The mansion is closed due to Covid-19 but just experiencing it from the exterior is fantastic and it is easy to tell it is well taken care of and maintained.

My only gripes are minor. There were/are several water features that were inoperable, especially notably on the formal garden, would have liked to see those operating. In addition i wish they had marked some of the plants/trees on cite. There was a beautiful large tree with purple leaves on route up to mansion on the main drive I really wanted to learn about. Turns out it is a Purple Leafed European Beach Tree, if any of you see it.

Definitely will be back
Written July 21, 2020
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Iris981
Cedar Springs, MI158 contributions
As beautiful as the Biltmore, but more affordable!
Sep 2019 • Couples
We love the Vanderbilt estate in Ashville NC, and were happy to find this smaller estate on our NE coast road trip. The grounds are beautiful, the view is great, the building is well maintained, and the art installations throughout the property bring a nice mix of modern and history.
Written February 2, 2020
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dick h
Derby, UK3,439 contributions
You can still feel the atmosphere of bygone days
Sep 2019
A fascinating building based on two houses in the UK (Beighton House and Ham House). The House is interesting in and of itself with a small retail area selling souvenirs and a very limited range of sandwiches. The staff (volunteers?) take on roles of the servants and play their parts well.
the grounds are extnsive and well sculpted to tease the eye down to the coast. There are other interesting areas to explore in the gardens, so don't just hang around the house.
Written November 1, 2019
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Vadim R
139 contributions
Beautiful place
Oct 2019 • Couples
During our visit the castle was closed for the season and will re-open in late Spring, but park is open. There are lots places, gardens, alleys and beautiful views. It is the very good place to spend a day outside as couples, friends or with family. Nearby is a beach and farm. Farm sells fruits, apple cider, bakery and fruit wines. Recommend to visit during good weather.
Written October 31, 2019
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Robert K
Acworth, GA92 contributions
Great place to visit to see how wealthy lived in early 20th century
Oct 2019
Great tour. This place is beautiful. Great views from a gorgeous estate and beautiful landscaping. How great it would have been to have lived here? Views from the top of the house are stunning. We went there on a clear dry day so you could see a long way. I good place to visit and take a tour.
Written October 17, 2019
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shommrich
Louisville20 contributions
Beautiful grounds to explore
Oct 2019 • Couples
The mansion was closed when we visited so we would love to go back to see inside the mansion. However, we did wander around the grounds and there was so much to see. Beautiful gardens and views of the ocean.
Written October 13, 2019
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downeast
Maine9 contributions
A Favorite
Oct 2019 • Couples
This was my second visit to the Crane Estate and be Castle Hill. If you enjoy history, architecture, landscaping or just beautiful scenery you will enjoy this estate. (Note to Downton Abbey fans - this is the same era and cast members have been interviewed here because of it!) This year we took the Cupola Tour. The rooms and stories were wonderful and the view from the roof was gorgeous. There was a slight hold up at one point while a proposal took place on the roof, but our guide, Lydia, never missed a beat, showing us extra rooms not usually included in that tour.
The cost of entry to the estate and the first floor is really reasonable - they charge for the car. I felt the add-on tours were also reasonable. I am already planning my next visit.
Written October 9, 2019
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