Castine vacation accommodation is set in a small town in Down East Maine. It’s found on a peninsula in the East Penobscot bay region. The scenery here is spectacular – the town is surrounded by water on three sides, and has stunning views of Penobscot Bay and its craggy shoreline and islands.
Castine vacation rentals would be ideal for anyone in search of fresh air and outdoor recreation. It’s found in a wonderful scenic location, with plenty of history as well, as it is considered to be one of the oldest settlements in New England. To get up to speed on Castine’s beginnings and evolution you could make for the Castine Historical Society, which documents the town’s history, displaying artefacts and documents dating back to the Castine’s early years. Elsewhere you’ll find the Wilson Museum, which houses an array of geological and scientific exhibits, collected by J. Howard Wilson, within attractive Victorian buildings.
Another interesting attraction to seek out close to vacation accommodation in Castine is the Dice Head Light, which is a lighthouse dating to 1829. From the same century is Fort Madison, which is also close by. Here you’ll find the ruins of two military structures, the more recent dating to the Civil War.
If you’d like to enjoy a round of golf in a memorable setting then you could make the short trip from Catine self-catering vacation rentals to the town’s golf club. It’s a friendly and laid-back place to take a round, and the landscape is spectacular, with views of the bay. Another place to go to for exercise would be Witherle Woods, which are great for walk and bike rides. They sit just outside the town and encompass a portion of the peninsula’s dramatic coastline.
The town of Bangor sits no more than an hour north by car from Castine self-catering accommodation. It’s a town known for its culture, and is home to a university. There are two theatre companies here, as well as a symphony orchestra.
On holiday at self-catering accommodation in Castine you’ll encounter a humid continental climate. In summer there are daytime highs that reach the mid or upper 20s, especially in June, July and August. Winters here are cool, through not as cold as further inland. Spring and autumn conditions are usually mild if occasionally damp.
The nearest major airport to Castine vacation rentals is Bangor (BGR), an hour to the north. If you’re flying from the UK you can get to this destination by heading from London Heathrow (LHR) with US Airways or British Airways to Philadelphia (PHL) before catching a US Airways Express connection.