This Road Trip To Ohio’s Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale
Did you know that there are several castles in Ohio? (It’s true. Check out our previous castle articles here and here.) While you can’t explore inside all of them, we thought it would be a great idea to create a road trip that features the castles you can tour inside and out. So grab your family and friends, gas up the car and take a long-weekend trip to see some of the most impressive castles in Ohio.
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The total trip takes a little more than 11 hours of drive time round-trip, so you can take the trip within 3 days and 3 nights. (Three of the castle stops provide overnight accommodations.) It’s designed in a loop, so you can start with the castle nearest you. We’ve included a link to the Google Map here.
What do you think of this road trip to the best castles in Ohio? Would you take it? Let us know what you think!
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Castles In Ohio
June 28, 2020
Can I spend the night in a castle in Ohio?
Ohio castles are full of history and charm, but they’re relatively few and far between. After all, our state has an impressive 44,825 square miles of landscape, but only a handful of castles. Nonetheless, out of the handful that do exist, quite a few of Ohio’s castles offer lodging. You can live out your own personal fairytale in a super cozy room at Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Loudonville. Tucked away amidst the greenery of Hocking Hills, Ravenwood Castle also offers overnight lodging… plus, they have Medieval village cottages available for rent. Who wouldn’t want to stay in these princess-friendly destinations?!
What are the most charming small towns in Ohio?
When one thinks of castle, it’s impossible not to imagine a pleasant fairytale landscape to accompany said edifice. Ohio is full of towns that are downright picturesque and somewhat provincial. Medina, Ohio has a few castle-like features, and it feels like a town from an old school train set. Put-In-Bay is an island city that many travelers have nicknamed the Key West of Ohio, thanks to its tourist-friendly culture, scenic shoreline, and killer sunsets. Port Clinton conjures up images of quaint New England fishing villages, and Gallipolis has history that predates the founding of the state. No matter which small town you visit, you will find that Ohio communities have much to offer.
What are the best man-made attractions in Ohio?
Human hands have crafted some remarkable things over the years, and many of those structures have transformed the local landscape. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are straight out of international parks, offering visitors a view of landscaping that’s unique to each respective culture. The Temple of Tolerance is another incredible man-made attraction that’s almost unbelievable… and it is made largely out of recycled pieces of scrap!
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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