The Castles Of Ohio

Castles In Ohio

My column in the Saturday, March 21st edition of the Plain Dealer is a look at some of the
 real castles that can be found around the state of Ohio. 
We explore “Glamorgan”, a castle built originally as a home which today houses the administrative offices of the Alliance City Schools.  It is a building with hidden passages as well as secret rooms.
We also travel to the Mohican Forest Area for a glimpse of the unusual Landoll’s Mohican Castle.   An unusual building that looks more like it belongs at Disneyworld than in the woods of northern Ohio.
Ravenwood Castle down in the Hocking Hills of southeast Ohio is in reality a bed and breakfast that was built within the last twenty years.  The owner, Sue Maxwell, said she wanted to build a place of romance and history.
And, finally, we visit Chateau La Roche, a castle near Cincinnati that is perhaps the most real castle in the state and, it is still cared for by a group of real knights.  They will tell you the story of Henry Andrews who spent his life building the castle.
Best of all you can visit each of these castles and even stay at some of them.  Read all about it in the Plain Dealer or at their website, www.Cleveland.Com