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Fonthill, USA

From series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
Year: 1912.

The ancient Fonthill Castle is considered one of the most mystical and beautiful castles in the United States today. It was built in four years. The construction work was fully completed in 1912. Archaeologist Henry Mercer was the first and one of the most famous owners of the castle. It was under his leadership that the finishing work of all forty-four rooms took place. All the rooms in the castle were decorated by hand. The interior was a unique combination of Gothic and Byzantine styles.

Fonthill, USA The unique ceramic tile finish is considered one of the main features of the castle. All of it was done by hand. Mercer made some artful tiles himself. Another part of them was brought by him from various European countries and China. The owner of the castle has been making wonderful tiles for many years. They are not the only feature of the old castle. The unique decoration was completely preserved in some of its rooms. You can also see beautiful built-in furniture in other rooms.

An interesting museum is open in the castle today. There are several personal items of its former eminent owner among its exhibits. The museum's exposition includes more than 6,000 books. They belonged to a scientist. Several hundred archaeological artifacts are also included in the exhibition. They were discovered by him during expeditions to various countries. Many interesting legends are associated with the ancient castle. Some employees of the museum claim that ghosts live in it. Fonthill Castle has been a national historic landmark since 1972. Next - Arnolfini

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Santander Walk-Up ATM' located in 0.49 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Enterprise Rent-A-Car' is located in 1.76 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'R & R Gulf' in 1.04 km
Supermarket: 'Simply Fresh by McCaffrey's' in 1.06 km
Parking: 'Buck's County Parking Garage' in 0.84 km
Apotheek: 'Rite Aid Pharmacy' in 1.07 km
Police station: 'Central Bucks Regional Police Department' in 1.07 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Italian Delight' in 0.96 km
Railway station: 'Doylestown' in 1.44 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Northeast Philadelphia Airport PNE - in 28 km
 »  Philadelphia Airport PHL - in 50 km
 »  Linden Airport LDJ - in 82 km
 »  Essex County Airport CDW - in 95 km
 »  Manhattan Airport - in 104 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Fonthill

The Doylestown Inn

Located in 1 km from Fonthill
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Rooms: 11
Rooms at The Doylestown Inn feature a writing desk and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Select rooms have a fireplace and a seating area. … More: photo, rates and booking
Homewood Suites - Doylestown

Located in 5 km from Fonthill
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Rooms: 100
All suites are ideal for extended stays with a kitchenette, seating area, and flat-screen cable television. Select suites at this Doylestown Homewood … More: photo, rates and booking
Staybridge Suites Montgomeryville

Located in 11 km from Fonthill
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Rooms: 105
A flat-screen cable TV is included in every guest room at the Staybridge Suites Montgomeryville. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, … More: photo, rates and booking
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Montgomeryville

Located in 12 km from Fonthill
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Rooms: 102
Rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Montgomeryville are equipped with free Wi-Fi and cable TV channels. Each room offers coffee making … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Fonthill - Bethlehem

The look of the grotto itself changed unfortunately during several reconstructions which took place here in different years. Only walls still have traces of the past despite the fact that they were strengthened with a stone wall. The length of the cave is roughly twelve meters, and its width is three meters. If you want to see with your own eyes the place where the son of God and Virgin Mary was born, the church and grotto are must-visit landmarks.

Having explored the grotto, move your feet to Manger Square. This is one more important place of historical and cultural significance. Tourists will see the Basilica of the Nativity here. This is a gorgeous ancient building. While walking down the street, you will see pilgrims from all over the world. Bethlehem welcomes exceptionally many guests before Christmas. A big Christmas tree appears on the square for the festive season. People gather in groups and sing religious songs dedicated to the holiday and events, which took place on this day.
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