Friday, July 13, 2018

Gillette Castle


William Hooker Gillette was a noted actor around the turn of the last century, famous for his portrayals of Sherlock Holmes.  He built a 24 room mansion in the form of a castle on 184 acres at a promontory high above the Connecticut River in East Haddam.  Today it is a state park.

5 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, quite a place!

Taken For Granted said...

Unique architecture, a tribute to the stone worker's art.

William Kendall said...

That looks quite unique indeed.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It looks like a stage-set, very appropriate for an actor, though it wouldn't need Sherlock Holmes to know it wasn't a real castle.

Agnieszka Krawczyk said...

Wow so mysterious castle. I love it. Fabulous place. ❤❤❤