Castle In the Clouds
Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: See listing for details; free for children 4 and under
Parking: Yes - Free
Castle in the Clouds (aka the Lucknow Estate) is a gorgeous 16-room arts-and-crafts style mansion built by eccentric shoe magnate Thomas Plant in 1913-14.
Nowadays, a visit to the Castle in the Clouds, located high in the Ossipee Mountain Range, offers sweeping views, self-guided tours of the mansion, and horseback riding and hiking opportunities, as well as various events.
Hours and admission: Click here
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Castle in the Clouds is located 65 miles from downtown Portsmouth, making it an easy day trip from the Seacoast.
Reviewed on 06/23/2014
The Castle in the Clouds is a truly unique, beautiful spot. It's well worth a family day trip from the Seacoast area, perhaps in conjunction with some other Lake Winnipesaukee-area attractions.
I know the Castle in the Clouds well, having worked as a tour guide there back when I was in high school!
As the listing mentions, the "castle" was built by an eccentric millionaire about a century ago and features...more