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Dundurn Castle

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Address: 610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: 905-546-2872
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Completed in 1835, this National Historic site exemplifies the life and...
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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A pleasant visit, interesting collection, pleasant staff, gift shop needs update!

I went with couple of friends on doors open Hamilton weekend. Orientation staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Collections are interesting (please see attached photos). Gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went with couple of friends on doors open Hamilton weekend. Orientation staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Collections are interesting (please see attached photos). Gift shop needs an update! There are just a few ceramic cups, some enamel and pewter ware etc, very unimpressive for a famous landmark like this…

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a previous review warned, the mansion is only open 12-4, check their website for information. Currently there is work being done so the front of the house is covered by scaffolding, but this doesn't detract from the tour. The admission price also covers the small military museum on the grounds which has activities for children. The rooms in the... More 

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Yorktown Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First - this place really isn't a "castle" but more of a "mansion." Second, the site does not open until 12:00 PM. We were amongst a lot of other tourists who assumed the place would be open in the morning! For those interested in history of a local successful businessman and community leader this place is for you. It was... More 

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Woodbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Found out about this attraction by searching on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. Was a great day to spend with the family and discover this castle. The guided tour was very entertaining and informative....highly recommend definitely for a staycation!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Loved the tour. Guides are in period dress and take you through the home. Recommend it. Wish we could have spent more time exploring the rest of the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While visiting Hamilton I wanted to see some history and this is what I chose. They'll tell you right at the beginning of the tour that it's not actually a castle and explain why it's called one, that helped us immensely because when we arrived our first thought was "that's no castle." Everything inside is beautifully restored and maintained. Our... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Dundurn palace is a glimpse back in time, amazing day spent with kids, the castle is of historic importance beautiful and maintained like real life in 1800's takes you back in time the narrator is excellent and gives lifelike stories of the political family living in the castle back in 1800's. The military museum on campus is great for kids... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautiful 40 room villa, Dundurn Caatle is a must see. Very cool and a lot of fun. Tour guides were great and very informative regarding how people lived, cooked. The Coach House is very unique and the grounds are lovely! Not to miss!!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family and I visited Dundurn Castle on Christmas Eve! The tour provided to us was fantastic, we also developed a new Christmas tradition: pickle on the tree, where the first person to find the pickle on the tree gets to open the first gift under the tree! The quick stop we made to sample some small appetizers made it... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was a step back in time to the mid1800s in a well preserved executive mansion. I would not categorize the building as a "Castle." Tours start every twenty minutes and can fill-up quickly. We had to wait thirty minutes for the next tour. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable, but spoke fast. The tour lasted an hour, and proved... More 

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