These Ohio Castles Make Excellent Day Trip Destinations

There are a surprising number of castles in Ohio! All of them are worth a stop on your next Ohio day trip or weekend getaway. Once, these regal feats of architecture were home to the elite - private mansions and estates with beautiful grounds.

Squire's Castle

Squire’s Castle is not a full castle per se, but a gatehouse. The German and English baronial castle-inspired gatehouse was built in the 1890s. 

The Brumback Library

The Brumback Library is the United States’ very first county library. It’s been in operation for more than 120 years and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Piatt Castle: Mac-A-Cheek

Take a self-guided tour of this iconic Ohio castle that’s been loved for decades. It’s a privately owned museum that details Ohio history dating back 200 years. 

GreatStone Castle

Today, GreatStone Castle operates as a luxurious bed-and-breakfast and spa. Stay overnight in one of their historic rooms with antique furniture and explore the parlor, conservatory, and ballroom.

Glamorgan Castle

Glamorgan Castle is one of Ohio’s lesser-known gems. Completed in 1909, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Castle Inn

Inspired by European castles and originally built in 1895 by Samuel Ruggles, this Ohio castle is said to be a hotspot for haunts and was even featured on the A&E TV show, Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal.

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