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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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This place is breath taking!

We stumbled onto this place on the recommendation of the local "tourist" guides. They are a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keene, New Hampshire
Perfect Wedding

Picture perfect, great venue. Like something out of a fairy tale.. made this wedding memorable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Royal Oak, Michigan
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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 1 week ago

We stumbled onto this place on the recommendation of the local "tourist" guides. They are a great source of inside information and suggestions for "what to do". They told of this place and after touring the Ipswich first period homes, we drove to the Crane...More

Thank 299PFrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

Picture perfect, great venue. Like something out of a fairy tale.. made this wedding memorable and special.

Thank michelebudry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fantastic home is a must see. The house tour is unique, a house maid or butler is your tour guide. You can pick a card and participate. 1929. The house is truly amazing. The gardens and grounds are fabulous! I plan to return for...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a nice place and you will able to click some very nice pics with great views. But with children and strollers its very difficult to go right at the opposite side. You will get exhausted. Its uphill and downhill walking.So maje sure you pack...More

Thank Anshul J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide played the part of a butler and each of us picked a character - someone who really knew the Crane's. The date is 1929, and at the end of the tour, our guide told us what happened later (the depression etc.). The...More

Thank SEM02139
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with family that had visited before and were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. The architecture is truly grandiose and a remarkable example of early twentieth century tastes. I would love to spend a weekend at the...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous hilltop venue for catering. Magnificent views over manicured lawns down to ocean scapes The Crane Mansion is a 59 room marvel completed almost 90 years ago. Set on 330 acres of beautiful woodland. Perfect spot for weddings and similar gsrherings

Thank StephanK128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tour the house with One of the period Characters. You can walk around the sprawling state grounds and enjoy the beauty of what used to be. The house itself needs work, but the grounds are stunning. Take a picnic and sit on the...More

1  Thank Ryanorser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for yoga on the roof. It was different and awesome. The views, fresh air and of course, yoga gave a great start to the day. Something every yogi should do at least once!

Thank Erwizard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Experienced this estate and it was wonderful. The guides where friendly and helpful. Interesting history and beautiful gardens.

Thank Bloggerika
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Cathy F
Is the "Guest of the Cranes" tour, Handicap Accessible. Does it have an Elevator or are their stairs to negotiate. Can only the first floor be toured? Is their a video for those who can't reach the second floor? Thank You.
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
Hi, Richie. What would you like to know about this attraction? Hi, What are the days and hours for a tour? The website is confusing? Is it only sat-sun in Mau for a tour? Thanks, Richie
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.