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  • 1 Bellevue Avenue Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bellevue Ave. USA - Newport, RI

    Bellevue Drive runs south from Newport's Memorial Avenue to Land's End where it intersects with Ocean Drive, passing enroute some of Newport's spectacular mansions. Along the way you'll see Beechwood, Marble House, Rosecliff, Belcourt Castle and Roug..

  • 2 Marble House Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    596 Bellevue Ave USA - Newport, RI

    Renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt used 500,000 cubic feet of American, African and Italian marble in the lavish 1892 "cottage" that he designed for millionaire yachtsman William K. Vanderbilt. The classical portico is supported by four..

  • 3 The Breakers Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    44 Ochre Point Ave USA - Newport, RI 02840

    The Breakers is an opulent 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palace (1895), designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Outfitted with French and Italian stone, marble and bronze, red alabaster and gilded plaster, it was used as a summer retreat for the family ..

  • 4 Ocean Drive Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ocean Dr. USA - Newport, RI

    From Land's End where it intersects with Bellevue Avenue, Ocean Drive follows the Atlantic Coast for 10 miles to the southern end of the point. If you can, time your visit to catch the breathtaking sunset views along the way.

  • 5 The Astors' Beechwood Mansion Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    580 580 Bellevue Ave USA - Newport, RI

    Beechwood is famous as the home of Caroline Astor, wife of the son of John Jacob Astor and the grande dame of New York and Newport society during the late 19C. Visitors are greeted at the door of the Mediterranean-style villa by a "butler,"..

  • 6 Colonial Newport Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Thames St. USA - Newport, RI

    Newport's extraordinarily large group of Colonial structures, including several handsome mansions, constitutes one of the nation's great architectural treasures. The visitors' center on American's Cup Ave. is a good place to begin your stroll through..

  • 7 Hunter House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    54 Washington St. USA - Newport, RI

    This elegant dwelling (1748) served as the home of ambassador William Hunter; as the home of two governers; and as the headquarters of Admiral Charles de Ternay, commander of the French Fleet during the American Revolution. The house is a beautiful e..

  • 8 Rough Point Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    680 Bellevue Ave USA - Newport, RI 02840

    Named for the rocky spit of land on which it sits, Rough Point was built in 1891 for Frederick W. Vanderbilt on a ten-acre oceanfront site. The Gothic-style manse was purchased in 1922 by James B. Duke, North Carolina tobacco magnate and founder of D..

  • 9 Rosecliff Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    548 Bellevue Ave USA - Newport, RI 02871

    Designed by Stanford White to resemble the Grand Trianon at Versailles, this H-shaped manse faced with white-glazed terra cotta was completed in 1902 for one of Newport's most celebrated hostesses, Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs. Its grand 80ft-by-40ft ballro..

  • 10 The Elms Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    367 Bellevue Avenue USA - Newport, RI 02840

    Inspired by the Château d'Asnières near Paris, architect Horace Trumbauer designed this dignified country estate (1901) for coal "king" Edward J. Berwind. Decorator Jules Allard designed each room around a single work of art. Decked out in ..

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