If you're coming by plane, Logan Airport in Boston is the closest major airport, but you could also fly into Manchester, New Hampshire, with just a bit more of a drive. In either case, you'll need to rent a car.
Gloucester is a bit of a tourist town, so rooms on Cape Ann tend to be difficult to get. We have held a block of rooms at two large hotels along Route 128, about 20 minutes from Hammond Castle. One is the Peabody Marriott Hotel (978-977-9700), and the other is the Courtyard Marriott - Danvers (978-777-8630). Mention our names when you call to get the group rate. There are lots of B&Bs along the North Shore and on Cape Ann. We looked at many of them last summer, but they tend to be very small. If you are interested in looking, here are a few web sites to check out: Rockport, Cape Ann, and Gloucester.
We've registered at Macy's and Williams-Sonoma.
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