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An abandoned castle on an island in the Hudson River was once a weapon-filled fortress. Here’s what it’s like to visit its crumbling remains.

bannerman castle then and now

  • The abandoned Bannerman Castle sits on Pollepel Island in New York’s Hudson River.
  • Once a fortress for weapons, the castle is only accessible by private boat.
  • The castle was built by Francis Bannerman, a 20th-century Scottish arms trader, but was abandoned in the 1950s.
  • In the early 1990s, the Bannerman Castle Trust led efforts to restore the castle and island to make it safe for the public to visit. It’s been accessible since 2004.
  • Today, the facility hosts tours and as used as a theater venue. Here’s what it looks like.
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