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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 115 Attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've had 3 tours of the Castle over the past 2 years.Each tour was unique, depending on the guide's educational background and interests, on the questions asked, and on the time of year, and what had traditionally been happening at the castle in that season. Our guide always greets us at the door, invites us in as if we're guests... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are visiting Hamilton as a tourist, a tour of Dundurn Castle will give you a good understanding of our history. Especially good for those interested in Canadian history/politics. Other people can still appreciate the beauty and attention to detail in the recreation of each room, and the beautiful view of the lake. Included with your ticket is admission... More

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Thorold, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Dundurn Castle is in a gorgeous location overlooking Burlington Bay. The Grounds and Gardens are immaculately well kept. Absolutely worth going for the tour to see the house. The office is an absolute dream with the hard wood built in shelves lining the walls. In the upstairs sitting room you have a perfect unobstructed view of the Bay. If you... More

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London, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So much interesting history... most of it I never knew! Brian has a wonderful tongue-in-cheek way of presenting facts and bringing history to life, all while having fun. He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer our specific questions. We felt like we had travelled back in time for our tour. Highly recommend! Who knew this "castle" had all... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The tour was nice and the home is interesting but for $10.00 per person there really isn't anything there that you can't see on the free virtual tour on the website. For the benefit of people who don't enjoy guided tours: you can not see the "castle" on your own; you must do a guided tour. This information is nowhere... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A great family outing or for a Romantic turn of the Century look at what Christmas used to be without all the commercialization. I suggest you make the final 4:00 Tour on Christmas Eve before heading out to The Church Service of your choice for a great way to prepare for this special time of year.

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I guess for Hamilton it is beautiful, but I have traveled lots, this Dundurn HOUSE, is neat, nice grounds to walk on and have lunch stay away from that area at night its a gay pick up for men

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New Castle, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very knowledgeable guide. Especially enjoyed the "downstairs" part of the tour, particularly the kitchen. Chef prepared delicious snacks showcasing produce grown in Dundurn's garden that those on the tour are able to sample. And, yes, it definitely reminded us of Downton Abbey.

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Calgary, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The last time I was at Dundurn was probably 20 years ago, and it was amazing to go back. This is truly a great home with so much history. With the popularity of shows such as Downton Abbey, you kind of feel like this is the real thing. The gardens are truly impressive as well. And the tour was made... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great for families, educational for the kids (and the adults). Tour the castle, try some food cooked in the kitchen, see how they used to warm their beds. Walk the grounds and take in the scenery, eat at the restaurant.

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