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Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI

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Another hidden gem in Rhode Island Love looking at light houses around New England beautiful peaceful view

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Another hidden gem in Rhode Island Love looking at light houses around New England beautiful peaceful view

Thank negirl2017
Cranston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Short walk to the light house provides a glimpse of a iconic structure that belongs to Rhode Island! Breathe in the ocean air and feast your eyes on a structure built in 1890!

Thank barefootmagic
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Castle Hill Sunday to get some pictures, my first lighthouse for New England and I couldn't be happier with the pictures.

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I may be biased because we took our wedding photos here but this lighthouse is stunning. It's a common misconception that Castle Hill Inn owns this lighthouse - they do not. It's public property so you're free to visit any time! There are two entrances - one through the Castle Hill parking lot (you'll go all the way to the... More 

Thank msmith703
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Located on the grounds of Castle Hill Inn - easy walk to the lighthouse but there are stairs to get up and down to the lighthouse. Nice photo opportunity.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited Castle Hill Lighthouse on a sunny but cold winter day. It is a maybe 5 minute walk on a path through trees opposite the coast guard parking lot -- if you drive to the hotel/restaurant you've missed the parking lot. There's a picnic table overlooking the lighthouse and stairs so you can walk down in front of it.... More 

Thank KellyandMike
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Following the map and hitting here without much trouble. Enclosed mostly within island coasts, waves are not fiery. To the west is Jamestown so sunset is not good to the last "set" but, I found the little coastal setting quite peaceful, especially when watching people fishing on the rocks. Time stands still:) Extremely photogenic too!

Thank simonfung888
Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

There's not much to see here as far as land-bound structures go. It's a basic, old lighthouse and it's painfully apparent why it's located here. But the views from this vantage point are spectacular being as it is at the mouth of the east passage of Narragansett Bay. Every water borne craft going in and out of the Bay whether... More 

Thank John S
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Honestly the lighthouse is nothing special. It's a lighthouse and I've seen so many. But it's the area, getting there and the view once you reached it that is strikingly beautiful. It is serene and romantic. It's definitely work a visit if you're in the area.

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed at the spectacular Castle Hill Inn and walked to the lighthouse as the sun was setting. It is the best time of day to visit the lighthouse, as one gets many different visual perspectives ,and photos, of the lighthouse and landscape beyond. The area in general is calm, relaxing and scenic. It is a beautiful space in which... More 

Thank Anthony P

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