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Address: Bancroft Tower Road, Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA

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A brief visit on our drive from NY to Maine. Nice photo op and some interesting history. Would have been fun to go up the tower.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Susan E
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have come here a few times for family pictures, there are beautiful stone and wooded backdrops, lots of option. Foliage is bright and beautiful in October.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A brief visit on our drive from NY to Maine. Nice photo op and some interesting history. Would have been fun to go up the tower.

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Thank Susan E
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I went one saturday afternoon but found that the "castle" was really just a small tower and it was locked. So basically, all you see in this picture is all there is to do. Plus the parking lot was filled with young college couples who were "chilling" there.

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Thank Swetha S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

On a clear day you can see for miles around Worcester. The tower is only open from 10 to 2 on Sundays in October and the wait to enter the tower can be long, but it is fun to climb all the way to the top where a knowledgeable person will point out the landmarks in each direction. Be sure... More 

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Toulouse, France
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, let's put it straight, for a French native, this tower, even though full of charm, is a little bit disappointing! By far not a castle as I read in some of the reviews... Unfortunately the tower was closed so impossible to have a view on the city, as it is surrounded by trees. I'm sure being able to walk... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Bancroft Tower used to be the place where young couples went to "park" and climb up to the top of the tower for a romantic experience. It is in a residential neighborhood at the top of the hill. Pretty cool to go if you want to walk down memory lane or view the architecture and enjoy the day.

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Thank Heidi K
New England, United States
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120 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great place to unwind on a beautiful sunny day in worcester. The inside gives you the feel you are elsewhere in time, and you forget you are in the middle of New England's second largest city.

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It is located in a residential area. It is a very nice spot to take pictures. If you have to use the bathroom, there aren't any around.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Go back in time and visit a "real" castle, complete with (if you're lucky) a quick trip to the tippety top of the turret.

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1 Thank Amy B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The castle was easy to get to, was just slightly disappointed that we couldn't go in, I would have loved to see the view from the top. Nice breeze though! Went on a hot day and it was nice and shaded. Cool spot, I would say check it out those out of town

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