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Dundurn Castle

Address: 610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: 905-546-2872
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Ranked #6 of 164 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Completed in 1835, this National Historic site exemplifies the life and times of Sir Allan Napier...
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Type: Historic sites, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Oshawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit, despite driving past it many times. A wonderful walk through the past, with the assistance of a knowledgable tour guide. It is certainly a place I will return to, as I can only imagine it's bueaty during the summer months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's been awhile since we've taken the grandkids to the castle. It is always a pleasant experience. The staff performing the tour are knowledgable and very friendly. It's always interesting to see how people lived long ago. There is plenty of free parking. However, the lot is a distance from the castle itself. The castle is not wheelchair accessible.

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Explore the old mansion. Excellent guided tours available. For the best tour, avoid the busy summer season.

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Burlington, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've been to this site a number of times and every time I come away thinking about the past, about the people that lived there and what it must have been like to be part of such an important family at such an important þime in the areas history. It's a must a see!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

not much happening here when we went. Boring and not much to see. Lots of other places offer a better trip.

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Thorold, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love the house. I have toured it many times. My biggest complaint it the tour is very rushed. I was centred out many times as the straggler by the tour guide. I even received a "move it along" look from the tour guide. I thought that was very rude. I would really love to be able to look at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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80 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Have visited this amazing place several times - technically not a castle but a heritage monster house. Several generations and eras represented in the design, renovations and additions made as well as the displays and artifacts presented. Contains a WW1 area in the visitor centre as well as a military museum also on the property

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I took my kids there one summer morning. We enjoyed the guided tour. The kids loved the stories the guide told about McNab's daughters and the diary one of them kept. They enjoy visiting their bedrooms and were fascinated with the fact that they had a separate playroom / study room for themselves. At the end of the tour we... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visiting Dundurn Castle makes you feel that you're living in the early to mid-19th Century. The restoration of the castle including the furnishings is worth a visit in itself; yet the guides not only provide information about the arts and pieces within each room but also describe vividly what went on in the rooms. I was actually expecting to meet... More 

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Toronto
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a great tour we had of Dundrun Castle! I love how it is by guided tour only so you get a really good snap shot of what life was like in Victorian times. Our guide Victoria was great, she was so enthusiastic about showing us all the fantastic features of the home. We also enjoyed the military museum -... More 

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