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Wandered around Central Park for ages, only to find out the area of construction and taped off paths was the Belvedere castle being renovated. Shame you could only see the top of it, but will have to try make it back to NYC again when...More
We were very disappointed to find that the castle was closed due to restoration. We still got to see the top of it peering out over the trees. It is usually opened from 10-5 daily & is located midway into the park at 79th street....More
Access to Belvedere Castle is blocked at the moment while they do some renovations. You can get a pretty good view of it from Turtle Pond, but where you would normally enter is covered by yellow tape, orange construction mesh and barricades. We would have...More
I don't know the purpose and history of this castle, but it was a surprise for us when we walked the Central Park. We didn't expect to bump on a castle in the middle of a park.
Anyway it's a good photo op and it...More
We took a whole day's walk around Central Park during our break in NYC and came across this little castle on the rocks in the centre of the park. It gives some good views and there's a small exhibition and shop there, but not much...More
Just when you thought you read something that was a mistake or misprint you find a castle in Central Park. This beautiful castle is right in Central Park with great views of downtown Manhattan. There's two levels of the castle where you can walk up...More
In the middle of NYC in the Middle of Central Park the last thing you expect to find is a castle. Given that the park isn't that big in miles, a castle sounds weird. But it is there and worth going to see.
Belvedere castle offers multiple choices , depending on your interests.
There is the castle itself, where you can climb the steps up to the top and get scenic views of New York. There are plenty of photo-ops as well for the shutterbugs.
It is also...More
My guests on my Big Apple Greeter tour recently found this folly high on the rocks one of the high points of the tour. They were fascinated with the storage area for bird feed by the New Yorkers who feed the birds, and had a...More
We walked to the park from the Natural History Museum, but we took the Metro there. Not sure if that is too far of a walk for your travel companion. I do know that when we tried to Uber back, our Uber driver couldn't find... More
We walked to the park from the Natural History Museum, but we took the Metro there. Not sure if that is too far of a walk for your travel companion. I do know that when we tried to Uber back, our Uber driver couldn't find us as some of the roads in the park aren't open to public traffic.