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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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Beautiful views

Didn't appear to be open but the gate was open with no one at the little admission house so just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toilet king!

Castle on the Hill isn't a castle, but a very nice stately home built by the Crane family (think... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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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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“summer home” (11 reviews)
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290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
+1 978-356-4351
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't appear to be open but the gate was open with no one at the little admission house so just took a drive up the big hill, enjoyed the view and the landscaping and drove back down. Would someday like to take an inside tour...More

Thank sugarbushfarm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castle on the Hill isn't a castle, but a very nice stately home built by the Crane family (think porcelain for bathrooms). The grounds and house are immaculately well kept. It was pouring with rain the day we went, so we plan to go back...More

Thank bryguy350
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds, gardens, and mansion are impeccably maintained. While not as grand or opulent as the Newport Mansions, the mansion is beautiful and grounds/gardens are some of the prettiest in New England!

Thank Josh T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the "Cupola" tour of the Crane Estate. It was especially meaningful, as we had gotten married at the manor 30 years earlier. The weather was ideal for us to enjoy the spectacular views from the roof. Our tuxedoed host was...More

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 29 September 2017

It's the Castle on the Crane estate which is located on a small hill. You will have to pay for visiting the Castle otherwise if there is any private function is going on. There is parking at the side of the castle and even at...More

1  Thank EspritSaro
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The historic estate --house and grounds-- has much to offer. You can tour on your own for the first floor and grounds. Above first floor requires a tour, which would be great except be prepared you must play a "role" as if you are in...More

1  Thank yogaroom
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 8 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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

2  Thank lexmiller
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Cathy F
23 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.