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“Great place for a walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Island

Castle Island
William J. Day Boulevard, Boston, MA 02127 (South Boston)
617-268-5744
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Owner description: The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog or just unwind and enjoy the view.
Boston
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great place for a walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Castle Island, which used to be an island but is now connected to the mainland, is very close to downtown Boston and is a great place for a stroll close to the water. There is a lovely view in all directions and you can watch the planes landing non-stop at Logan Airport. The tour of Fort Independence is fasinating. It's a very popular location in warmer weather, so be prepared to stand in long lines for food and and for the bathrooms.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a run, walk or fly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I love Castle Island! I went for a job there on day in early June. It was very hot, but being by the water was cool and motivating. It's a great park for kids, seniors and people who want to jog or inline skate. I've also spent many pleasant evenings flying kites there with kids.

Visited June 2013
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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Worth the trip for a picnic, or ice cream, fly a kite, run around, etc! Great for kids / dogs! Bring a picnic, get icecream there!

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WORCESTER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

There is a nice walking path around the castle and there is always a magnificent view. Keep in mind that the castle is seasonal and isn't open year round. Lots of grassy areas to fly a kite on, play fetch with your dog or read a book in the sun.

Visited April 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really nothing to do, castle was closed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Dirty and boring. Castle was closed. So Nothing really to do. Small playground but nothing much more. Better of spending time somewhere else on south end boston

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