Castles In Connecticut
Hiding out of sight from much of the population are the castles that dot the CT landscape. Below we’ll list the castles that call Connecticut home, whether they are well known, or exist in a more private setting.
Hidden Valley Castle(Cornwall Castle)/ Cornwall
This castle sits on a massive 275 acre estate with a stone gatehouse, a guest house, a potting shed, a horse barn, a chauffeur's garage with attic apartment, staff wing and a rare licensed helipad.
Gillette Castle/East Haddam
Nestled along the east side of the Connecticut river Gillette Castle is now home to Gillette Castle State Parks and offers acres of hiking, picnicking, and great river views.
Chrismark Castle is a private residence that contains 22,377 sq ft and was built in 2003. It contains 8 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.
Located in Danbury this castle has fallen into disrepair and will most likely be demolished or partially demolished in the near future despite attempts to save it by some local groups.
Castle Craig, located in Meriden, is constructed of trap rock and is 32 feet in height and has a base 58 feet in circumference. A metal interior stairway is used to ascend the observation deck on top. While it may not be as big as the others on this list it’s still worth the visit.
While it’s not a traditional castle, Wadsworth Atheneum still gives off castle type feels. Visit it today in downtown Hartford for a chance to see one of the best art collections in the state.
Saint Clements Castle/Portland
Completed in 1902, Saint Clements Castle located on the eastern banks of the Connecticut River is now one of the premier wedding venues in central CT.
Note: None of the photos used in this article were taken by Local Connecticut staff. Credit is given to the photographers directly below each photo.