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Address: West Proctor Rd., Proctor, VT
Phone Number: 802/773-3284
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We drove up to see the castle because we hiked in the morning and there is really not much else to do. It is not well advertised, poor directions. When we entered, we nearly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We drove up to see the castle because we hiked in the morning and there is really not much else to do. It is not well advertised, poor directions. When we entered, we nearly fell over because of the stench of mould and mildew. Do NOT have a wedding there, I can't even imagine! Several rooms are carpeted and that... More 

Thank jaylahgreen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This home is in need of TLC...hopefully it will soon be on the historic register and recevie the funding it so deserves. It is a must see...truly magnificent w/hand painted ceilings, carved wood staircases, majestic views....and...ahah!! ghosts!!

Thank 1940dori
dayton, oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We drove 3 hrs and out of our way to see this castle and it had closed early. There was nothing on the website stating this. I would not recommend going unless you call first. It is definitely out of the way and nothing else around.

Thank Mary O
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hidden gem. As noted in previous reviews, time and Vt winters have taken its toll and the outside and areas inside like the painted ceilings and walls need restoration. But the beauty of the stained glass, the copper ceiling and walls, the ornamental and tiled fireplaces and architecture are still worth seeing. You are allowed to... More 

Thank jpinet
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a lovely example of Victorian "higgely-pigglety" architecture with gorgeous stained glass windows and some fine original furnishings along with some pretty but not always harmonious additionas by the current owning family. The main problem with it is that it is in terrible need of restoration. Given the size and quality of the original finishing of the building, I... More 

Thank JohnTheBear
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Important things - 1) This is not a "stay on the carpet, don't touch anything" attraction... most of the things are accessible, you can walk all over the open rooms, and it's very friendly. 2) This is privately owned, still being restored, and badly in need of funding help. Still, we were pleasantly surprised at the knowledgeable and friendly staff,... More 

Thank David Z
Brandon, Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

In a very delapitated state. Full of strange odds and ends. Fascinating only in that you are able to walk all over this abandoned big house full of glorious architectural details and junk. No restoration is apparent? It is in a sad state and you will leave shaking your head forlornly and wondering, like we did, what the heck is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I found this castle listed in a tour book 18 years ago while on vacation. It was out of the way but worth the drive. They had all rooms decorated with antiques, beautiful original decorative and original woven rugs. They encouraged every one in the group to take pictures and walk on the rugs to get the full feeling of... More 

Thank delighted2013
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Probably the most dysfunctional place we have been to almost makes it worth seeing again. Turned in to the joke of the trip in that regard memorable

Thank csharrocks
Proctor, VT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This castle is so old that it is in need of desperate repair. Just use your imagination to see what it could be.

Thank PhantomProctor_VT

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