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The Breakers

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Rough Point

Both The Breakers and Rough Point are praised by writers. On balance, The Breakers scores slightly higher than Rough Point. The Breakers comes in at 97 with positive reviews from 5 reviews like Fodor's, Frommer's and Lonely Planet.

Both The Breakers and Rough Point are praised by writers. On balance, The Breakers scores slightly higher than Rough Point. The Breakers comes in at 97 with positive reviews from 5 reviews like Fodor's, Frommer's and Lonely Planet.

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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93
#3 in Newport

680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Tobacco heiress and preservationist Doris Duke furnished her 39,000-square-foot English manorial-style house with family treasures. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The heiress's collections include a wealth of Ming-dynasty vases, Flemish and French tapestries, and paintings by Van Dyck and Gainsborough. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The peerless position and splendor of the grounds alone are worth the price of admission. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Named for the rocky spit of land on which it sits, Rough Point was built in 1891 for Frederick W. Vanderbilt on a ten-acre oceanfront site. Full Review →

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