See a castle in Ohio inspired by medieval European castles. Loveland Castle was built solely by Harry Andrews, a World War 1 veteran and a Boy Scout troop leader. After the war, Harry spent time in Europe and then returned to Ohio. He taught a class of boys and called his troop the Knights of the Golden Trail. Building the castle for the KOGT became his vision and hobby.
Things to Do
- Get to know about the man, Harry Andrews, and how he built the stone castle for more than 50 years. The tour is self-guided and you can get a brochure at the door. Walk around the castle to see Harry's bedroom and living quarters as well as memorabilia of his life. The KOGT now owns the castle, passed by Harry through his will. If you run into one of them who personally knew Harry, they will regale you with stories his life's work.
- The castle is located near the banks of Miami River and there are plenty of good spots. Bring food and drinks for a family picnic.
- Challenge yourself to a game of chess, checkers, and puzzle. The original boards that Harry made are on display but guests can play with similar handmade boards.
- Explore the architecture of the castle: the dry moat, rock towers, stoop doors, and hand-tiled ceilings all inspired by German, French, and English architecture.
Loveland Castle Insider Tips
- Check their website for Special Events such as Castle Days. They also offer Extended Stays known as OverKnight where the family can stay and sleep in the castle together with a KOGT member.