Castle Garden Bed & Breakfast

Castle Garden Bed & Breakfast

Castle Garden is located in the heart of the “Oldest City” in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida, just steps away from the historic fort Castillo de San Marco and the Bridge of Lions, where you can take a romantic tour of the city in a horse-drawn carriage. The evenings may find you on one of the haunted ghost tours or meandering through the historic district and visiting the quaint shops, or dining in one of the numerous regional restaurants. Climb to the top of the St. Augustine Light House to view all of the majesty of St. Augustine from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic to the Intra-coastal waterway to the marshes and creeks filled with breathtaking flora and wildlife.

Spanning three centuries since 1887 Castle Warden was built for William Grey Warden and his family as a winter residence in tropical St. Augustine, Florida. Castle Warden now houses the famed Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. The 160-year-old Castle Garden Bed and Breakfast, formerly the Castle Warden Carriage House with its unusual coquina stone exterior, remains virtually untouched. With the foundation and chimney from the old blacksmith’s shop still standing, you can visualize the generations past of the medieval wonders of the Blacksmith’s art. The pounding of the blacksmith’s hammer resonated music throughout the garden simulating drum beats of the early tribes of Indians living beyond the walls of St. Augustine.

This beautifully renovated 1860’s Moorish Revival Inn has been lovingly restor

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