Visit 11 Majestic Castles That Are Hidden Throughout Ohio
Yes. That’s right. There are castles in Ohio.
Believe it or not, Ohio has several small castles for travelers and road trip enthusiasts to explore. While it’s not fair to compare them to castles of Ireland or France, it’s fair to say these destinations are worth checking out for anyone who’s into uncovering the unexpected and taking selfies with Medieval suits of armor. The next time you’re looking for some unique things to do in Ohio or you feel like uncovering some hidden gems in Ohio, consider taking a road trip to these fun and historic sites in Ohio. The following are 11 of the best castles in Ohio that you can visit, tour, stay overnight in or at least view from a distance.
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Grab your friends and take a a few days to road trip a “Castles of Ohio Tour.” They’ll be grateful and you’ll get some pretty cool pictures out of it. (Of course, feel free to leave that last one out—unless you’d like to “save the best for last” and pull one over on them. That could be fun.)
Address: 10051 Township Rd 47, West Liberty, OH 43357, USA
Address: 2844 River Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094, USA
Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303, USA
Address: 429 N Ohio Ave, Sidney, OH 45365, USA
Address: 65666 Bethel Rd, New Plymouth, OH 45654, USA
Address: 215 W Main St, Van Wert, OH 45891, USA
Address: 4308 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
Address: 200 Glamorgan St, Alliance, OH 44601, USA
Address: 561 Township Road 3352, Loudonville, OH 44842, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center
Best Castles In Ohio
October 17, 2019
Are there any abandoned castles in Ohio?
Technically, Squire’s Castle at North Chagrin Reservation in Willoughby, Ohio is abandoned because its construction was never finished. Today, the public can explore what is left of the incomplete structure. There is a 2.2-mile loop trail that leads right to the castle.
What is the largest castle in Ohio?
The largest castle in Ohio is Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron. It is also one of the largest homes in the U.S. An accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums, this estate is open to the public for tours and other events and features five historic buildings, eight gardens and 70 acres.
Can I spend the night in a castle in Ohio?
Yes. There are several castles in Ohio that you can stay overnight in. These getaway options include Ravenwood Castle in New Plymouth, GreatStone Castle Resorts in Sidney, Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Loudonville and The Castle Inn Bed and Breakfast in Circleville. Suite options and rates vary for each castle. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, as castle getaways in Ohio are often booked months in advance.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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