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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
905-546-2872
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Ranked #6 of 110 attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Completed in 1835, this National Historic site exemplifies the life and times of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, a wealthy and powerful lawyer, landowner and... more » Owner description: Completed in 1835, this National Historic site exemplifies the life and times of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, a wealthy and powerful lawyer, landowner and railway magnate during the 19th century. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Dundurn Castle and really enjoyed it. We took a tour visit with a guide who made it even more enjoyable. She convey the historical information with knowledge!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the castle yesterday and we truly enjoyed, even my 3 year old. The tour is guided and all the history about the castle and family is explained, allowing us to step back in time. The grounds and garden are nice too. After the visit go to the park behind the castle and enjoy the view of the harbour.... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are looking for a place to have your wedding, then go to Dundurn Castle. The flowers will knock you out. Book soon and have the view of the harbor behind your party or the flowers in front.. John .

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Absolutely worth seeing. Tour guides were excellent, house is gorgeous and truly allows the visitor to step back in time. Definitely a History Buff's Heaven :) Gift shop is very cool, lots of neat things to pick up and fairly priced :)

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Oakville, ontario
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229 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It has been a number of years since I have toured place but took a friend of mine from the USA on a tour today. Were able to use a coupon to get a discount for this guided tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and had good control of children touching things plus not playing attention to what was expected... More

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Gistel, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For around 10 CAD you can do the guided tour through the castle. Tour guides in 19th century clothing guide you through te castle and the service quarters whilst giving an explanation of every room and what activities happened there. After the tour you can visit the war museum, where the war of 1812 is explained.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While the house itself contains many lovely and interesting artifacts from the mid-1800s, and provides an interesting glimpse into the life of an obscenely wealthy family living in this time period, the tour is so rushed that you really don't have time to look at anything. For the price I had hoped to get more than a fleeting glance at... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Being from western Canada, I was excited to see where the history that we studied in school actually took place. Dundurn Castle is beautifully restored, and the staff on our tour were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.

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Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great old house, lots of history shared in walk around tour. It is decorated for Christmas in typical decorations from the time period. Souvenir shop on grounds.

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went to a high tea bridal shower in the coach house in April of this year, and finally got the chance to see the actual house in June. It's been restored to reflect the 1850's when its original owner, Sir Allan MacNabb was in the prime of his life. Lots of great period pieces, my guide knew plenty about... More

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