It is often said that a man’s house – this is his castle. However, the old adage is especially important when describing the huge mansions and castles of the legendary America, some of which can take more than a city block or even an entire city block. While some of the most famous American castles are just a theme park attractions such as Dar Castle in Busch Gardens, Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle and Hogwarts castle at Universal, there are many others that could just as easily impress and please the visitors and their children. We offer a more realistic view of history behind it, and unusual people who helped to build them. Below are the top five castles of America that are worth exploring for the next big holiday.
One Lodge St.
Asheville, NC 28803
Elegantly stretched on more than 8,000 acres of pastoral and magnificent rest of the French Renaissance castle, Biltmore Estate is the largest private residence in America. Situated in the mountains Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, about six miles south of Asheville, the main attraction of this extraordinary estate is the castle, known as the Biltmore House, which occupies more than 175,000 square feet with 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces and three kitchens and completed in 1895 under the guidance of the owner, George Vanderbilt, the famous Vanderbilt family member who was once one of the richest families of America. Open to the public since 1930, Biltmore Estate is still owned by descendants of the Vanderbilt family and in addition to a huge house also has a well-known Biltmore gardensthree housing options including AAA Four Diamond Hotel on Biltmore Estate and historical, award-winning Biltmore Winery in the heart of the village of Antler Hill. Biltmore Estate runs 365 days a year, and for day guests is available independent tours of the Biltmore house, gardens and Antler Hill Village. Additional accommodation can be found in Asheville, to offer a place, such as AC Hotel Asheville Downtown, Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Renaissance Asheville Hotel and Windsor Boutique.
Castello di Amaroza
4045 St. Helena Highway
Callisto, California 94515
Located in the heart of the breathtaking Napa Valley, Castello di Amorosa (Love Castle) – is a stunning recreation of a medieval castle and the winery of the 13th century Tuscan style. Open to the public since 2007, the castle has an area of 136,000 square feet and has 107 rooms on eight levels, five defensive towers, a drawbridge, and even a torture chamber, which can be viewed in the framework of the specialized tours. The castle is open daily for tasting premium wines, and the whole year a number of special events, including medieval Midsummer June 22, which will include a wine reception, dinner in a medieval-style joust. Several exceptional hotel with excellent fine dining restaurants located very close to the Castello di Amaroza example Auberge du Soleil with Michelin-starred restaurant run by chef Robert Curry, Charlie Palmer’s Harvest juniper with the Harvest Table restaurant run by rising star chef Spencer Wolf and Vesti Veras Napa, backed by the famous Michelin-starred La Toque restaurant, led by chef Ken Franco. Also nearby is the Inn Rancho Caymusthe recently opened boutique hotel, which is located next to many other wineries, including St. Supéry Estate, the world-famous winery of Robert Mondavi and famous Silver Oak Winery. The last important recommendation to enjoy the wine country of the Napa Valley is a tour of the Calistoga Sip N ‘Cycle bike and a wine tasting with Adventures on vacation.
750 Hearst Castle Road
San Simeon, CA 93452
Hearst Castle, perched on a hill overlooking the vast Central Coast of California, was the unusual estate of legendary media mogul William Randolph Hearst, the founder of what is now known as Hearst Communications. Designed by renowned American architect Julia Morgan and built between 1919 and 1947, the huge Spanish Renaissance site has several notable structures, but none more important and informative than Grand House, a tall, cathedral-like twin tower that served as Hearst’s main residence. This thoughtful mansion contains 38 bedrooms, 30 fireplaces, 42 bathrooms, 14 living rooms with 68,500 square feet, and visitors can view the house through one or more of the tours available. Shortly after Hearst’s death in 1951, the property was donated by the then Hearst Corporation and is now managed by California State Parks as part of San Simeon State Historical Monument. Located near Highway 1, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles near the town of San Simeon, most visitors have to pass on the highway 1 (Highway Pacific coast), then on the highway 46 in the direction of Cumbria to Hearst Castle Road as much of the highway. 1 from the north is currently unavailable. Although Hearst Castle are homeless in San Simeon and Cambria, you can find a number of hotels, such as the Blue Dolphin Inn, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and Morgan.
635 S. Broadway
Taritown, New York 10591
If PBS Lyndhurst named one of the 10 houses that changed America, it is only one of several luxury villas, which are located along the Hudson River in upstate New York. Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and completed in 1838, Lyndhurst is one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival buildings in the country, and for many years was home to the former New York mayor William Paulding, businessman George Merchant and railroad developer Jay Gould. . All property occupies 67 acres, and several rooms of the mansion can be seen as part of A classic tour of the mansion, from April to September, in addition to holiday tours from October to December, in addition to special tours held on separate weekends from May to September. Lindhurst also takes a number special events, Including its summer jazz concerts from 5 July to 23 August and Crafts at Lyndhurst with the participation of more than 275 artists and craftsmen from 14 to 16 September. Terytavn located about half an hour from New York and has other notable attractions such as the historic five-star luxury Castle Hotel and Spa, Manor of Philipsburg and sunny sidethe former residence of the famous American writer Washington Irving, who wrote such timeless classics as “creak Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, whose real village is a short drive to Mount Pleasant.
Smithsonian Institution Building
1000 Jefferson Dr. SW
Washington, DC 20560
Perhaps the most familiar of the many buildings of the Smithsonian Institution, located along the National Trade Center, the building of the Smithsonian Institution, may be better known simply as The Castle. Completed in 1885, the castle was the first of the buildings of the Smithsonian Institution and is designed in the Gothic Revival style by renowned architect James Renvikam Jr., among other well-known projects which were Smitsaniana gallery on Pennsylvania Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. In Smitsanianskim castle, which is easily recognized by the characteristic red sandstone, are currently located the administrative offices of the Smithsonian Institution, and also serves as the main hub for visitors to the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo. Located Gallery Arthur M. Sackler, the National Museum of African Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, Smitsanianski Castle is just one of several structures, similar to the castle in the Washington area. Other Places of Interest – Blue Castle Brewer Gibons Castle Hall, the residence of the French ambassador and Warder Mansion Castle. Several hotels can be found in the area south of the National Mall, such as Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, Hyatt Place Washington DC-National Mall and Intercontinental Washington DC-The Wharf, with the additional proposed housing in neighboring cities Arlington and Alexandria. While Arlington is a particularly interesting place to visit as a home Arlingtanskiya national cemetery and sign Marine War Memoriall Alexandria It is also a must place to visit, with such leading sites as the Old Town, Carlyle House, Christ Charch Gedsbi and a tavern, in addition to a truly memorable visit to the home of George Washington Mount Vernon.