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Drive by The Berkeley Castle which is built of local stone, the castle has 13 rooms plus a basement dungeon, which was popular during ghost tours.

The Great Hall has a high ceiling, hardwood floor and stone fireplaces at each end. A pine-paneled dining room on the main floor also has a fireplace. A wide stairway curves up to second floor bedrooms and a paneled library. A narrow staircase leads to the turreted rooftop trimmed with battlements and offering a fabulous view of the town. Three crosses are sunk into the stonewalls of the turret.

After years of being open for tours, the castle is now privately owned and is currently closed to the public.

Two hours takes you on a round trip along winding roads west through interesting geology to the Paw Paw Tunnel largest manmade structure on the C&O Canal.

Before there were highways, railways, and subways, there were canals. Engineers built hundreds of canals in the United States between 1790 and 1855, the Canal Age, because they were the cheapest and most reliable form of transportation at the time. Canal construction inspired some of America's first tunnels, long before the invention of drills and explosives. The Paw Paw Tunnel, on the Maryland-West Virginia border, remains one of the longest canal tunnels from this era.

Location - Sideling Hill Visitor Center is about 15 miles from Berkeley Springs, and 6 miles west of Hancock on Interstate 68.

For outdoor enthusiasts, this is a prime location for mountain scenery and wildlife. Highway construction cut through the mountain exposing almost 850 vertical feet of a textbook example syncline formed nearly 350 million years ago. Great views from the bridge to the visitors center of both sides of the mountain.


Cacapon Mountain Overlook at Cacapon State Park

Just a short drive up the rugged Cacapon Mountain guests can enjoy an outstanding view of the valley below beholding Cacapon State Park. The overlook is accessible by vehicle May through October. Adventurous hikers can access this view year round.


Visit the Panorama Overlook located west along Rt. 9 approximately 3 miles from Berkeley Springs. A pull-off provides a scenic view of three states and two rivers rated by National Geographic as one of the five best in the East. The scene also encapsulates America's transportation history showing the C&O Canal on the Maryland side of the river and the B&O Railroad on the West Virginia side.