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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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Address: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 9783564351
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped...

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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Very lovely mansion that offers great summer bands, you can bring food and drinks to the concerts and enjoy the view, also did a Christmas tour with my grandson and niece that was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon G
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely mansion that offers great summer bands, you can bring food and drinks to the concerts and enjoy the view, also did a Christmas tour with my grandson and niece that was a fun event!

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Thank Sharon G
Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic estate, high on Castle Hill overlooking the ocean. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. Bring some lawn chairs and a picnic basket or a good book and just relax enjoying the view.

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Thank odie05408
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The estate is magnificent with beautiful sea views and beautiful grounds. The estate itself is fascinating and historic. Its a must see, a great way to combine some history with a day at the beautiful Crane's Beach!

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1 Thank Eric B
Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a go-to spot for my brother and I! Never disappointed! Make sure you bring your bug spray closer to July into August, unless you'd like to be carried away by swarms of insects which breed in this part of the world! Plenty of moderate hiking, with water and bathroom stations for those mid-hike emergencies! Sneakers and light hiking... More 

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1 Thank juneof87
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our own "Downton Abbey". My friends and I throughly enjoyed exploring the grounds of this old estate. (We did not tour the house, we came to take pictures in spite of the high sun!By the time we came in we were tired and sweaty so will be back another time.) We wandered around for two hours, amazed at the magnificence... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The crane estate has fantastic views, beautiful grounds and historical interest. The tours are fascinating and informative

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The tour of Castle Hill, the Crane family estate was a worthwhile chance to see something of the lifestyle of this particular family and learn about their connections with other historical figures of the time. The views from the house looking over Crane's Beach are magnificent. At the end of a rainy afternoon we chose not to walk the grounds.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Awesome tour of the main building. Host was outstanding and very knowledgeable. We were guests of the Crane's back when they lived there, and actually felt like you were there.

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Thank Randy C
Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Right here in the USA on the water's edge of Boston's North Shore sits an incredible castle. Built by the wealthy Crane (as in Crane bathroom fixtures) this Italianate estate sprawls over acres of beautiful gardens, landscaped lawns and breathtaking views of the ocean. The home is well maintained by a large foundation and each room is stunningly beautiful with... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous setting. My friend had her reception there and everything was amazing. The home is beautiful with plenty of history. The estate overlooks the water and has a fantastic view. We took many pictures and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Rumor has it that the house is haunted but we didn't experience anything unusual. Beautiful piece of property and... More 

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