Take A Meandering Staircase To A Connecticut Overlook On The Balcony Of An Old Stone Castle

You probably think that nowadays, there aren’t too many places you can stand up on a castle balcony. Most of us only come in contact with castles through watching “Game of Thrones” or “Harry Potter.” While you’re not able to visit Hogwarts in reality, you’ll be surprised to learn that we actually have quite a few castles in Connecticut and that many of them are open to the public. One of the most accessible is in Gillette Castle State Park. Not only is the park itself absolutely stunning, but the castle that is on its grounds is open to the public. Head up the staircase onto the balcony and you can see for miles while feeling like you’re the star of your very own fairy tale!

Gillette Castle reopens for tours at the end of May. Tickets are required for entry, and they go on sale on April 1. They tend to sell out early, so you’ll definitely want to book in advance at the official Connecticut state website.

Address: Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA