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Richard Teller Crane Jr made a fortune in plumbing and bathroom fixtures a century ago, and spent it on a grand English-manor estate in Ipswich MA. It's now a museum, and the broad, long beach below is a favorite place to go on hot summer days.



The Crane Estate's Great House, in a style from the time of King Charles II, is surrounded by extensive gardens and deer parks.

You can take a tour of the Great House, now cared for by Historic New England.

You can even stay overnight in the estate's former guest house, now The Inn at Castle Hill, a cozy inn run by Historic New England. Revenue from the inn helps to maintain the Crane Estate and other properties. More...

At the far eastern end of the grande allée that sweeps down the hills to the sea is Crane Beach, among the North Shore's best swimming beaches. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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