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The elms line the streets of this beautiful town

Castine is a very old town, one of the first settled in 1613. The homes and buildings that line... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JudyB123
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Dunedin, Florida
Beautifully maintained town - fantastic trees and gardens!

Really enjoyed walking around the town. The elm trees are spectacular! Other trees and gardens... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Virginia S
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Downtown Castine street features early 19th-century architecture as well as art galleries.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Castine is a very old town, one of the first settled in 1613. The homes and buildings that line Main Street are from the 1700's. The oldest continuously operating post office in the US is there. The shops are varied, the food choices too. And...More

Thank JudyB123
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Really enjoyed walking around the town. The elm trees are spectacular! Other trees and gardens make this a beautiful place to walk. The Maritime Academy is there as well and a very interesting attraction. The museums were closed as we were at the start (or...More

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

You can feel how it was 200 years ago when you walk along this street. Home lovingly restored to their original glory.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My wife's mom read about Castine in a book about charming towns one must see. I have to say, the trip there was worth it. Castine has a great charm about it and is rich in military history. We walked around town and visited a...More

Thank Garrett R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The architecture and Natural beauty of this town is breathtaking. If you want a respite and to have Natural surrounds that astonish and architecture that stuns, this is your town. It is not a place for thrill seekers but for aesthetes.

2  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 11 October 2016

All white clapboard houses, a naval academy with training ship at dock, fresh lobster at end of Main Street. A very charming small town in Maine.

Thank barbt201
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Castine has lovely antique homes and inns, peaceful elm tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens, a gorgeous harbor with pretty boats, a number of boutique-type shops. Good restaurants at three inns, a pub, and on the water. Tasty cafe food in a bakery, a book store and...More

2  Thank bmillercastine
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Loved Castine's Main Street with its wide street and fine elms, which have survived Dutch Elm Disease. Recommend walking the entire length of it all the way to the harbor. That way you will appreciate the architecture: the elegant homes, a couple of charming inns,...More

1  Thank Bear59
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Ate lunch after a long drive and then went to the visitors center. Wish we would have gone there FIRST so we could have had a plan.... WE DID NOT so we came back for day two...This is a wonderful town and took pictures of...More

5  Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Main Street has a lot of charm. There are beautiful old homes, some with lovely gardens. A few were made into B&B's. Walking up and down the street the shops are very limited. The best part for me was the view at the end of...More

1  Thank foodie1945
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