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Castle in the Clouds

September 30, 2013
Castle in the Clouds stained glass window.

A colorful view to the clouds

Beautiful Windows Showcase the Magnificent View

Lucknow is a beautiful mountaintop estate located in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Built by Tom and Olive Plant between 1913-1914, the house opened to the public in 1959. It has been known as “Castle in the Clouds” ever since. One look out the window and you will certainly see why.

Situated high in the Ossipee Mountain Range, the “castle” sports some magnificent views. Skilled hand craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of both the interior and exterior.

It was the artistic detail of the stained glass window inserts that immediately grabbed my attention as I toured the house. From there, the view of the surrounding gardens, mountains, lake and clouds was breathtaking.

I last visited Castle in the Clouds back in October 2009 during the peak of the fall foliage season. To view more of my images from that trip click here.

More About Castle in the Clouds

Castle in the Clouds is open every day (10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) from June 8th through October 27th. Admission rates range from $8 – $16. For more information click here.

Food is also available on site at The Carriage House Cafe. Outdoor seating on the terrace offers views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains. For a sample menu, click here.

To learn more about this great destination and everything it has to offer, check out its official website.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 50mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec.

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~ Liz Mackney

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