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Destination OHIO! Ohio’s Castles

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Castles in Ohio?  You bet!  Take a virtual tour of these lovely buildings and trails.    

Glamorgan Castle

Glamorgan Castle
Glamorgan consists of Italian Renaissance and French Empire architectural styles and is built of Vermont marble.  For more history, visit https://www.glamorgancastle.com/history.
Alliance, OH 

Franklin Castle

Franklin Castle
Franklin Castle was built in the Queen Anne style.  It is claimed that the castle is haunted by a little girl.  For more history, visit https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/ohio/articles/franklin-castle-the-most-haunted-home-in-ohio/.
Cleveland, OH 

Piatt Castles

Piatt Castles
Piatt Castles II
Piatt Castles are two castles built in the Gothic design.  They were built between 1860-1880 by two brothers, Donn and Abram.  They moved to the U.S. from France.  For more history, visit. https://piattcastle.org/story.
West Liberty, OH 

Squire’s Castle

Squire’s Castle
Squire’s Castle is replicated in the German and English styles.  For more history, visit https://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/836.
Willoughby Hills, OH

Loveland Castle

Loveland Castle
Loveland Castle is a replica of a medieval castle.  It was built by Harry D. Andrews.  The bricks were molded using milk cartons.  Loveland has an extensive garden.  For more history, visit https://lovelandcastle.com/?v=7516fd43adaa.
Loveland, OH

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens II
Stan Hywet Hall is not so much a castle but resembles a great estate house.  It was built between 1912-1915.  It has a beautiful English garden and is surrounded by 70 acres.  It is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
Akron, OH 

Landoll’s Mohican Castle

Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Landoll’s Castle is a luxury hotel that is equipped with stables, haunted history tours, and an 18th century graveyard. For more history, visit https://landollsmohicancastle.com/history/.
Loudonville, OH 

Ravenwood Castle

Ravenwood Castle
Ravenwood Castle takes its design from the English and Welsh landscape, primarily the 12th and 13th centuries.  If you are looking for English charm, this castle may be your best bet!  For more history, visit https://www.ravenwoodcastle.com/about-us/castle-history/.
New Plymouth, OH