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“Lots of Potential”
Review of Hammond Castle

Hammond Castle
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Ranked #3 of 61 things to do in Gloucester
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Owner description: Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I'll start this off by saying that if you've never been to Europe and never plan on going, you should probably give this place a try. Where else in the U.S. can you see a 15th century style castle?

But if you have been abroad, you'll immediately realize how lacking this place is. With a multimillion dollar renovation this place would be pretty cool, but as it stands - run down, dusty, and a tacky - its a bit disappointing. Some of the artifacts are cool, but the documentation is sparse and generic. Also, there's just something disappointing about about a practical castle that was built centuries after such structures were actually practical. As said, this place is cool and has a ton of potential, but don't plan on making a day out of it.

4  Thank HamCol1812
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Make a stop here. It is stunning! Take a tour of the castle. They have events throughout the year. The grounds are stunning and the views are just gorgeous. Love coming here. Peaceful, fun, never want to leave

3  Thank appleontheroadagain
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I live in this area and have visited the Castle many times. It is a very interesting and unusual place. You can tour on your own, or take a guided tour. Either way the pamphlet or the tour guide is very informative. Different from other castles I have seen.

4  Thank Pam031
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Touring the Hammond Castle is very picturesque and worth the visit. I found it very interesting .. from viewing the rooms and the items in each one...to the History of the building of the Castle.

3  Thank BarbieHz
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a great place but the sporatic hours of operation are tough. Wonderful history, needs to be more ada adapatable as well.

3  Thank mdamhayes
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