Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Castle Hill is the centerpiece of the spectacular 2,100 acre Crane Estate, which is owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations. The Great House, a glorious 59-room Stuart-style mansion, presides over Castle Hill’s 165 acres of designed and natural landscapes with commanding panoramic views of the ocean. Its famous, rolling lawn – the Grand Alleé – stretches half a mile from the portico of the Great House to the precipitous bluffs which overlook Crane Beach, a four-mile expanse of pristine, white-sand beaches and meandering trails across dunes also part of The Crane Estate.
Castle Hill is preserved as a National Historic Landmark offering tours, a café, and an extensive schedule of public events – including picnic concerts, theater, and holiday celebrations. A system of footpaths and winding drives invites visitors to explore the multitude of historic buildings, natural habitats, and unique landmarks on this remarkable landscape. Castle Hill is one of 111 properties in the Commonwealth – including working farms, historic homesteads and gardens, community parks, barrier beaches and mountain vistas – owned and managed by the non-profit organization The Trustees of Reservations. For more information and to download a map visit: www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.
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