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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We stopped in because we were in the area and hadn’t been there in years. The scenery was so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy S
Rochester, New Hampshire
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A wonderful place to walk

Beautiful well maintained grounds and a handy self guided audio tour mobile app make this a perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Estero, Florida
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“summer home”(12 reviews)
“crane estate”(39 reviews)
Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.
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290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
+1 978-356-4351
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in because we were in the area and hadn’t been there in years. The scenery was so beautiful even this time of year. It was our first time in the castle and it was fun to imagine how it was “back in the...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful well maintained grounds and a handy self guided audio tour mobile app make this a perfect sunny day walking activity. The house tour was closed for the season, but all grounds were open. I got in about 2-3 miles enjoying the last of fall...More

Thank Harl3yR1d3r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to Maine, but this was a nice stop. Up on a hill, there are tremendous views from every angle. It's more so a big fancy house than a castle, but its interesting self-guided tour gives insight into how people lived during that...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Crane Estate Art show November 4,2018. Although I live in town and have a beach sticker, I go to the beach often, but I hadn’t been up to the castle for years. The events are usually expensive! So I had forgotten...More

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was a youngster, my parents took me on a tour of the estate and beach which I remember to this day. I went back to see it again on a vacation with Mrs. Tigerseye. The estate grounds are still as terrific as I...More

Thank tigerseye
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We attended a wedding at the Crane Estate last weekend. It was held in the Italian Gardens on the Estate. Weather temperature was warm with a little breeze. The green have beautiful displays a flowers and greenery. The only issue I noticed would be difficulty...More

1  Thank CatzB64
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the dancing on Thursday nights. Do take a walk down the whole length of the grand alley and walk down to the Renaissance garden.

Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

a wonderful estate at which they offer concerts throughout the summer. Bring chairs and a blanket to have a wonderful time!

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is yet another Grand Estate from America’s Golden age. This was build by the Crane family as a summer home. The family fortune came from the bathroom fixture empire and was evident throughout this grand estate. Life was complete for this family of four...More

9  Thank O7191TVstevenb
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The best thing that can be said about this place and its original owners is that someone had the sense to give it all to the Trustees of Reservations so that the entire area, including a gorgeous stretch of beach, will be preserved for posterity...More

2  Thank lbloom616
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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.