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Castle Hill Light
Newport, Rhode Island

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 8.5 (2 reviews)

Recommended By: 100% of reviewers


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Date Established: 1890
Date Present Tower Built: 1890
Date Automated: 1957
Height of Tower: 34 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 40 ft.

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Open to Public?: Grounds only

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Submitted by: Cary Date of last review: Tue Mar 9, 2010 Views: 3149

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Patti

Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Posts: 46
Review Date: Thu Aug 10, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Amazing view
Cons: Difficult to find

Castle Hill Light has an amazing dramatic view... once you can find it. It's like a maze driving out to it and many of the roads were unmarked... we finally had to pull into the Castle Hill Inn grounds and ask where the lighthouse was. It turns out the lighthouse is actually on the Inn's grounds, through a path in the woods. Once through the path, though, there was picturesque views of the lighthouse, water, cliffs and even wildlife like monarch butterflies and rabbits. The area is very serene and calming- just don't step in poison ivy!
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kzirkel

Joined: 6 Mar 2008
Posts: 16
Review Date: Tue Mar 9, 2010 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Beautiful
Cons:

Short, stubby, and beautiful. Ignore the "no visitors" sign on the way to the lighthouse. Park at the Castle Hill Inn and take the path at the far end of the parking lot. There's no visitor center or access to the light itself, but the grounds are open 24/7.
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