Most kids dream of being a prince, princess or a knight at some point in their lives. My boys always talk about being knights and slaying dragons as they build their castles from cardboard, sheets other odds and ends. It gave me a thought.. what if we could visit a real castle! So I started looking around to see if there were any and I found some! So I thought I would share my findings with you.
This supposedly haunted Castle resides on the grounds of the Cleveland Metro parks property.
Squire’s Castle was built as a Gatehouse, the stone use to build the castle were quarried from the property. Now all that remains is an open shell. Rumor has it that Mrs. Squire broke her neck while roaming the house while suffering from insomnia, or so the legend goes. Visiting is free of charge and it is available to rent for events. A friend’s of ours did their engagement photos here and they turned out beautifully!
2794 River Rd.
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Beautifully decorated and well appointed suites fill this upscale hotel just 4 miles from Mohican State Park. Set in an old world-inspired castle, you will find a wonderful, informal restaurant, ghost tours, carriage rides and great nooks to connect to nature and your spouse.
At the time of publishing their website was suffering a hack attack… So be careful when you visit them! Facebook Page
561 Township Hwy 3352,
Loudonville, OH 44842
The two Piatt Castles in Logan County have been a popular destination for over 100 years.
These beautiful and unique castles where built on the land and named to remember the Mecoche division of the Shawnee people who lived on the land long before the Piatt Family. All tours are self guided so you don’t have to rush and admission ranges between $9.00 -$20.00 per person. Credit cards are accepted. The self guided tours are available April- November. Be sure to check their website for current opening dates and hours. There is also museum store and rentals for events are available, see the website for further information.
10051 Township Road 47
West Liberty, OH 43357
2319 State Route 287
West Liberty, OH 43357
The Ravenwood Castle is the newest castle on the block. Inspired by castles built along the boarder of Wales and England, this stunning castle was built from 1994-1995.
They have several types of accommodations, 7 suites in the castle, 5 cabins in Huntsman’s Hallow, 5 medieval cottages and the 2 gypsy wagons! Breakfast is included in your stay and even if your not an overnight guest the great hall is open for dinner. After a hike in the hills be sure to stop by the Raven’s Roost Pub for an ale. Accommodations cost between $59.00 -$279.00 a night depending on where you decide to rest your head. There is also lots of events (murder mysteries and more) going on! This would be another great wedding venue.
65666 Bethel Road
New Plymouth, Ohio 45654
Built by Sir Harry Andrews, This Castle was inspired by Sir Harry’s boy scout troop. He first built two stone tents before deciding that his troop, Knights of the Golden Trail, deserved a real castle and so he built one!
Knights still guard this almost full scale castle. Loveland Castle is available for rent, even for overnight events (think sleeping bag on the floor to this beautiful castle). Adults (13 and over) $5.00, kids (12 years and under): $3.00.Credit & Debit cards accepted. Winter Hours: October – March Saturday & Sunday ONLY 11 am – 5 pm,( not open on snow/ice days), Summer Hours: April – September Monday thru Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. While you are in Loveland watch out for Frogmen!
12025 Shore Dr.