Monday, July 30, 2007
There's a Castle Outside New York
It's called Lyndhurst Castle, and it's just up the Hudson from Tarrytown, about a half-mile from the Tappan Zee Bridge. It's the former Gould suburban mansion, complete with Conservatory and Carriage House. At one time the Conservatory was known as having the largest metal framed greenhouse in the world. We went on Saturday and got there just in time for the 3:30 tour. There really isn't very much to the house, although it is decorated nicely for the periods. I'd have to say the exterior is more impressive than inside is. But it's definitely worth a see if you are in the neighborhood.