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The Breakers

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Kingscote

Both The Breakers and Kingscote are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, The Breakers ranks significantly higher than Kingscote. The Breakers scores 97 with endorsements from 5 reviewers including Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

Both The Breakers and Kingscote are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, The Breakers ranks significantly higher than Kingscote. The Breakers scores 97 with endorsements from 5 reviewers including Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Newport
location

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If you have time to see only one of the cottages, make it this one. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    These former stables and carriage house belonging to their eponymous mansion now house a museum of Vanderbilt family memorabilia, restored carriages and a fascinating model railway. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Used as a summer retreat for the family of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Full Review →

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79
#13 in Newport

Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840

  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    This Gothic Revival mansion completed in 1841 for Georgia plantation owner Geoge Noble Jones was one of Newport's first summer cottages. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Sea merchant William Henry King... furnished it with porcelains and textiles accumulated in the China trade. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    An Elizabethan fantasy complete with Tiffany glass, Kingscote was Newport's first 'cottage' strictly for summer use. Full Review →

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