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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
905-546-2872
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Ranked #7 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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Oakville, ontario
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382 reviews 382 reviews
212 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was well worth the visit and the shortbread made in the kitchen was great. Beautiful rooms and the convenience's the family had for the time were very interesting. Also very interesting how the children were raised as well!!

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Toronto
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had passed dundurn so many times and wondered about the castle. We were pleasantly surprised by the tour. The guide was knowledgeable about the early 1900's in Canada and the political history of Canada. The building itself has some interesting areas such as the laundry area, one of the first running toilets and beautiful drawing areas. The kitchen tour... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This visit was full of history and wonderful stories. The grounds were well kept and the staff were super friendly. You visit the old Castle and see how the people lived back in the day, taste some goodies that were popular also back in the day. The staff are all dressed in the style that was famous at the time.... More

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London, Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband, daughter and I did this tour May 18th Sunday. We were there right at 12 noon when it opened and 5 of us were in the tour. I could see later tours had more people so might have been harder to hear the tour guide with more people. This is a very interesting place, unique and lot of... More

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