Saturday, May 4, 2013

Loveland Castle Visit

Last weekend we  visited the Loveland Castle. I have been here a few times and I love this place. If you know me then you know I love castles. This castle is really amazing to me because the man who built it, built it by hand. It was built by Harry Adams. It is built next to the Little Miami river and is called the Knights of the Golden Trial after the Boy Scouts group Harry use to be in charge of. When he started building the castle he ran out of stones so he created his own stones by filling empty milk cartons with concrete. Harry lived his life in the castle and died there. In 1981, he was burning some trash in front of the castle, when he went to stomp out the flames, his pants caught fire and he died from the wounds he sustained a short time later. You can tour the whole castle and the grounds around it. The people who work there are very friendly and they will tell you anything you want to know about Harry and the castle. The castle is still furnished and you can even see where Harry's room was. This is a beautiful place to have a wedding or just go and spend the day and have a picnic by the river. Also the one thing I love about the place is it is rumored to be haunted. Some of the stories that you will hear about it being haunted is people will see shadows and hear footsteps in some of the rooms. Some people claim they have seen Harry himself. That would  seem right to me since this is the place that he built by hand and loved. 
The people who work there are very open about the ghost stories and some of them have their own stories all you have to do is ask. 
The castle is located at 12025 Shore Road. Loveland, Ohio.
There is a $3.00 charge per person to tour the castle and all the money goes to keep the upkeep on the castle. They also hold a "haunted house" every October and I think they said the charge for it is $8.00. You can also rent the whole castle to do your own ghost hunting over night for I think $350.00
Their web page is www.lovelandcastle.com
This is a fun place to visit and spend the day. If you are near there or traveling near there be sure to check it out, I am sure you will love it and just remember when you look at it that one man built that whole big castle by hand by himself and who knows maybe he is watching you :)
Disclaimer.. I am not getting paid to do this post nor am I receiving anything for it. We paid to get into the castle. 

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