Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding In Massachusetts

Sometimes the coolest places are hiding just out of sight. These romantic ruins in Massachusetts look like the decaying remains of a fairytale castle, and you can explore them for yourself. Here’s how to find the ruins of Bancroft Castle.

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To visit the ruins, park in the back of the Gibbet Hill Grill parking lot (61 Lowell Rd, Groton and yes, it’s allowed) and access the marked trailhead from there. You can also access the trail by parking on Shattuck Street and looking for the trailhead marked by a small staircase and green arrow. And don’t forget to take a look at this stunning footage of the ruins from Vimeo user Matt Stapleton:

To learn about more abandoned spots across Massachusetts, check out our list of the coolest deserted places here.