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Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI

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Wife & I and friends visited New England in the fall. A highlight of our trip was Newport Rhode Island -- especially sights like this old Lighthouse. It is worth the trip. Be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Hebron, Kentucky
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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wife & I and friends visited New England in the fall. A highlight of our trip was Newport Rhode Island -- especially sights like this old Lighthouse. It is worth the trip. Be sure to park next to Ocean Ave before you go up the hill to Castle Hill Inn. It is an easy walk up the hill to this... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First the view is absolutely amazing. Second it is really hard to find. I would read the notes from everyone and add a couple of things. If you go to the inn you've gone to far. There is a grassy parking lot with a small booth next to it (it's by the coast guard marina). There is a paved path... More 

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Monson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As stated in most other review, this is not easy to find. My advise is to take the time to read other reviews because it was a huge help with the location. We parked near the marina and walked the path to the dirt path. The sunset was worth finding the light house. We took nice pictures of the sunset... More 

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a hard time finding it, GPS kept saying you have arrived but it was nowhere in sight. Finally found someone who directed us to a foot path that takes you there. It's a short walk to the light house that is closed but a nice view and there is even a picnic table if you want to bring lunch.

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Brownsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to see a sunset while in Newport. We had no trouble finding it, but it's not marked very well. Park in the castle hill marina parking lot and take the trail up the hill to the light house. Spectacular sunset scenes

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is really a tricky proposition to find this lighthouse. I saw it on a map and that set me out on a quest to locate it. It is perched at the edge of the water near the resort. Once you find it, it does offer beautiful, expansive views of sail boats and such.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I drove to Castle Hill nearing sunset. I got a glass of wine and walked down to the lighthouse. Highlight of my trip, it was an incredible view at sunset. I'd make this stop every time. Loved it.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The lighthouse is a nice spot near the water. There's a wooden staircase to get a better view of the water if you like. It's a nice spot for photos. Romantic and secluded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This lighthouse has always held my heart as my most favorite place to sit and relax, it's depth of history in the ships it has guided in pairs with its unique setting amongst the woods of Castle Hill to provide a serene experience. My husband knew this was my favorite place and proposed to me on the steps of the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

GPS was totally confused. Take the road to Castle Hill Inn and park in small parking areas along the road, There are paths leading through the woods to the lighthouse. Never saw any signs.

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