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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
+1 978-356-4351
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High Point of our Trip to Cape Ann!

The same parking fee for Crane Beach allows you in to the Crane Estate. There are tours of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Averill Park, New York
Absolutely Gorgeous

What a Gorgeous place. The house is magnificent and the grounds incredibly beautiful. As breath... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
+1 978-356-4351
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The same parking fee for Crane Beach allows you in to the Crane Estate. There are tours of the house and lovely grounds and gardens to wander. There are vistas down to the ocean in the distance. And statues and metal sculpted griffons (by the...More

1  Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a Gorgeous place. The house is magnificent and the grounds incredibly beautiful. As breath taking as the mansions in Newport. Take the guided tour, it is well worth the money.

Thank Love2taketripsUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit the Crane Estate for many many years. As I have visited Estates and Historical sites around the country I would like to offer some advice. Arriving at the front gate where admission is $10.00 per car I am informed...More

Thank Perry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day on the Crane Estate on Labor Day! We arrived at 10am, opening time, so we were spared the crowds of the later part of the day. The Cupola Tour started at 11:30, so we had a bit over an hour...More

1  Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time to this estate. The first time we came too late in the day to see the inside of the house, so we just explored the beautiful grounds. Make sure to walk the length of the grand allée - it's worth...More

1  Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful place, great photos, very well preserved, rich in history, the look is stunning, I loved our visit

Thank Renildo S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The bride's dress was Audrey Hepburn elegant, the groom galant looking as they stepped from the white Rolls Royce...routine summer Saturday at the Castle. Years ago I attended an indoor November reception. It was instep melting romantic to imagine all who have passed through and...More

1  Thank catz86
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We didn't do a guided tour, but just the exploration of the grounds and the self guided tour of the mansion was amazing, and a highlight of my visit to the area. The lawn allee was breathtaking and unique.

1  Thank JHM231
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Be sure to visit Castle Hill on the Crane Estate during your next visit to Ipswich. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, the grounds are gorgeous and the views even better.

Thank gaelsing
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A very quiet part of history, this is worth a visit if in the area. There are three kinds of tours. The grounds are huge. There is a B and B on site. We plan on returning in a year, staying at the B and...More

Thank Ray B
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Cathy F
24 May 2017|
Response from Erwizard | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy. I went for the yoga experience, but I don't recall seeing elevators. I had to walk up steps to get into the castle but I would be shocked if they had no handicap accessible amenities. Google "thetrustees" and visit... More
2 May 2017|
Response from dangregory31 | Reviewed this property |
yes, the hours posted are accurate. There are limited times and days to visit, but you can drive out to this place most days and drive through the estate grounds, get out and walk around or just go siteseeing as a hike.