Pennsylvania Has One of the Most Beautiful Castles in the U.S.
Did you know that you don’t have to travel far to see some of the most stunning castles? There are plenty right here in the U.S. For example, Boldt Castle in New York and Scotty’s Castle in California. Castles aren’t just faraway dreams. They’re closer to home than you might think.
House Beautiful, an interior decorating magazine, compiled a list of the most beautiful castles in the nation. This compilation was created with input from their editors, creative personnel, and a network of interior designers. It also incorporated information from various sources to establish the selection of featured properties.
They did note that all of their choices are not technically castles but that their selections offer what most castles do, which they said is “majestic glory.”
A Pennsylvania castle named one of the most beautiful in the U.S.
In Pennsylvania, a famous castle has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the U.S. From 1908 to 1912, in Doylestown, Henry Chapman Mercer, known as an archaeologist, collector of artifacts, and skilled tilemaker, constructed this exquisite creation. Opting for a fusion of medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural elements, he crafted his residence, simultaneously functioning as a museum for his collection of tiles and prints, according to the Mercer Museum website.
In addition to Fonthill Castle, Pennsylvania has other noteworthy castles. For instance, the Castle at Little Roundtop in Gettysburg features a 12-foot by 12-foot tower standing 44 feet tall, designed by Union General Daniel Butterfield. Another is Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville, also known as Bowman’s Castle. It was built in 1789 to house Jacob Bowman’s nine children and his trading post, gradually expanding over the 1800s into the impressive 22-room castle it is today.
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