Travel Back To The Dark Ages By Visiting New Hampshire's Very Own Castle Ruins
By Nikki Rhoades|Published January 24, 2020
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Have you ever heard of a fairy fort? If you’ve ever studied Irish history, then this is one aspect of local belief you’ve surely encountered. These ruins and earthen mounds have been largely reclaimed and hidden by the earth, but legend maintains that they are actually sacred ancient places where our world meets the realm of the fae. Disturbing one would lead to bad luck or even death — but, of course, that’s just local lore. New Hampshire castle ruins aren’t quite as old as those in Europe, so nature hasn’t had quite as much time to reclaim them. Nonetheless, New England meets Old World flair in one fairytale forest hiding fantastic ruins. Grab your camera, because this place is almost too enchanting for words.
One thing we’re not particularly known for in New Hampshire is castle ruins, but we quietly have one of the most breathtaking sites in the nation. Have you ever visited this pretty spot? Tell us about your experience in the comments!
Craving more local history? Visit Odiorne Point State Park to check out the site of the state’s first European settlement.
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