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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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Beautiful estate

What's going to if you have never been there. They hold special events and sometimes have concerts... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine W
The Crane Estate is the Hidden Jewel of Ipswich, MA

The Crane Estate was built at the turn of the 20th century by the Crane Family who became wealthy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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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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290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What's going to if you have never been there. They hold special events and sometimes have concerts in the summer evenings. Very pretty to take a picnic supper on a summer night night

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Crane Estate was built at the turn of the 20th century by the Crane Family who became wealthy by selling plumbing fixtures. They were from Chicago and built this incredible house overlooking the beautiful marsh and ocean. You have to put this on your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in because we were in the area and hadn’t been there in years. The scenery was so beautiful even this time of year. It was our first time in the castle and it was fun to imagine how it was “back in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful well maintained grounds and a handy self guided audio tour mobile app make this a perfect sunny day walking activity. The house tour was closed for the season, but all grounds were open. I got in about 2-3 miles enjoying the last of fall...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Harl3yR1d3r
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Our first trip to Maine, but this was a nice stop. Up on a hill, there are tremendous views from every angle. It's more so a big fancy house than a castle, but its interesting self-guided tour gives insight into how people lived during that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Timothy M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I went to the Crane Estate Art show November 4,2018. Although I live in town and have a beach sticker, I go to the beach often, but I hadn’t been up to the castle for years. The events are usually expensive! So I had forgotten...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Betsy K
Reviewed October 13, 2018

When I was a youngster, my parents took me on a tour of the estate and beach which I remember to this day. I went back to see it again on a vacation with Mrs. Tigerseye. The estate grounds are still as terrific as I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We attended a wedding at the Crane Estate last weekend. It was held in the Italian Gardens on the Estate. Weather temperature was warm with a little breeze. The green have beautiful displays a flowers and greenery. The only issue I noticed would be difficulty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CatzB64
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the dancing on Thursday nights. Do take a walk down the whole length of the grand alley and walk down to the Renaissance garden.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

a wonderful estate at which they offer concerts throughout the summer. Bring chairs and a blanket to have a wonderful time!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cathy F
May 23, 2017|
Response from Erwizard | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy. I went for the yoga experience, but I don't recall seeing elevators. I had to walk up steps to get into the castle but I would be shocked if they had no handicap accessible amenities. Google "thetrustees" and visit... More
May 2, 2017|
Response from dangregory31 | Reviewed this property |
yes, the hours posted are accurate. There are limited times and days to visit, but you can drive out to this place most days and drive through the estate grounds, get out and walk around or just go siteseeing as a hike.