Newport Cliffwalk Audio Walking Tour
Tour Description: Newport’s status as a favorite summertime destination stretches back to the 1800’s, when America’s fabulously wealthy industrialists of the Gilded Age erected an unequalled collection of opulent mansions overlooking the Atlantic. Though Vanderbilt and his neighbors are long dead, their cottageslinger in excellent condition and are the area’s premier attraction.
Do your own self-guided walking tour of Newport's famed Cliffwalk. This audio tour includes descriptions of 29 historic properties including The Marble House, Rosecliff and the Crown Jewel of the Newport Mansions, The Breakers. The tour includes 45 minutes of audio to download to your iPod or MP3 player as well as a beautiful hand drawn map to enhance your tour experience. The Cliffwalk tour begins on Memorial Boulevard above the crashing surf of Easton’s Beach and winds almost four miles along breathtaking vistas on one of the most spectacular walks in all of America. At each of the stops along the way, you will learn interesting architectural history, about famous inhabitants and sordid scandals that occurred in these palatial properties, high above the Atlantic Ocean. Even if you have walked the Cliffwalk dozens of times this walking tour will allow you to experience it in a whole new way.
Stops on This Tour: 1) Introduction, 2) The Chanler, 3) Easton’s Beach, 4) Cliffside Inn, 5) Sakonnet Lighthouse, 6) Hopedene, 7) Ocean Lawn, 8) Forty Steps, 9) Ochre Point, 10) Ochre Court, 11) Vinland, 12) Breakers, 13) Angle Sea, 14) Fair Holme, 15) Belmont Beach, 16) Carey Mansion, 17) Rosecliff, 18) Gertrude Vanderbilt Studio, 19) Astor’s Beachwood, 20) Marble House, 21) Chinese Tea House, 22) Clarendon Court, 23) Miramar, 24) Rough Point, 25) Land’s End, 26) The Waves, 27) Ledges, 28) Pelican Ledge, 29) Seaweed, 30) Bailey’s Beach, 31) The End.
Walking Tour Length: 45 minutes recorded time, 4 miles