Featured Trips Types:

  • All Featured Trips
  • National Parks Trips & Tips
  • Outdoor Escapes
  • Ghost Guides
  • Weird Guides
  • Camping & Road Trips
  • 48 Hour City Guides
  • Family Road Trips
  • Classic USA Road Trips
  • Interstate Highway Exit Guides
  • Scenic Drives
  • Airstream - Live Riveted
  • Thor Industries
  • Fun for the Whole Family
  • Grand County
  • Explore Memphis like a Local
  • Offbeat Camping
  • Scenic Routes
  • Outdoor Adventure
Clear All

Accommodation Types:

  • All Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Unique Stays

FastBook

Look for FastBook for quick links to
your favorite booking sites

Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • All Attractions & Culture
  • Amusement Parks
  • Children's Attractions
  • Fall Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Top Attractions
  • Tours & Excursions
  • Winter Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Viator
Look for the icon to book the best
tours and activities nearby.
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • All Food & Drink
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Burgers & BBQ
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • Ice Cream & Sweets
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • All Outdoors & Recreation
  • Beaches
  • Fall Foliage
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • All Points of Interest
  • Abandoned
  • Architecture
  • College Icons
  • Film & TV
  • Historic
  • Holiday Lights
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Photo Op
  • Planes, Trains, Autos
  • Public Art
  • Science & Tech
  • Spooky Places
Clear All

Vacation Rentals Types:

  • All Vacation Rentals
  • HomeAway
  • Vacation Rentals

We’ve partnered with HomeAway to find you the perfect vacation rental.

Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • All Camping & RV
  • Cottages & Cabins
  • KOA Campgrounds
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • All Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Services Types:

  • All Services
  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Rest Areas
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • All Shopping
  • Antiques
  • Books & Music
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Quirky Shops
  • Thrift & Flea
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • All Sports
  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf
  • Gyms & Fitness
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • All Motoring
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
  • Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Featured Trips
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring
  • DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR TRIP. CLICK HERE.

0 Layers
2.7
9 votes

Gimghoul Castle

705 Gimghoul Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 USA

Add to Trip

“A place shrouded in legend”

Gimghoul castle, which was originally known as Hippol castle, was built in 1924 and took about $50,000 and 4-6 years to build. The appearance of the castle came about through the contruction of 1,300 tons of rough stone that French artisans supposedly cut to build it. The 2.15 acre land is owned by the Order of the Gimghoul, a non-profit organization of men. Rumor has it that the secret society was founded in 1889 and has numerous notable UNC alumni as its members. Today, one must be a noted junior, senior, or faculty male to qualify as a potential member, although it is not open to just anyone. Members are chosen and subsequently invited to be inducted. There are not very many records or traces about the group, which renders it somewhat of a mystery. There are a few legends and stories about the castle, making it an extremely popular topic of conversation. More to come on legends in another group member's post.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
missytstone

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 05, 2017
Rated 2.0

Although the castle may be mysterious, it is not worth the visit. In order to be able to see the castle, you have to trespass on private land--yes, there are cameras--for only a short glimpse. If the castle were open to the public or if there were more information about it, then the stop would be more worthwhile.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Requiem.per.un.sogno

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 08, 2014

visited it today! it is at the end of a dead end road in a very wealthy neighborhood, there were cars there so we didn't get out. it sure was cool to see though!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Michaela

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 07, 2017

Couldn't find it. Drove around for twenty minutes before giving up

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
JonahHicks

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 08, 2016
Rated 3.0

It was a cool thing to see, but you can't go in it or even very near it.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
FunTimesAhead

  • 7 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 11, 2015
Rated 1.0

Was driving through town, looking for it. Couldn't find it via Mapquest and our GPS, so decided to go on our merry way. It will stay a secret to us! LOL!

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Ricky

  • 10 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 11, 2014
Rated 2.0

It looks cool, but you really can't get close enough for it to be worth it.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

  • Expert
  • 315 Reviews
  • 321 Helpful
September 30, 2014
Rated 3.0

The alleged home of a mysterious secret society, the Gimghoul castle is a neat place to see in person, though don't expect to get in - it's for members only.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Gimghoul Castle.

Gimghoul Castle

705 Gimghoul Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27514 USA

Hours not available

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

Own this business?

Claim your business to keep your
listing's information up to date.

Claim

Nearby Hotels

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
FastBook

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
FastBook

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

699972