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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 111 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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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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
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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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DUNDAS, ON CANADA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One lovely afternoon this summer, I decided it was time to discover the Kitchen Gardens at Dundurn Castle. I joined a scheduled tour for an informative and delightful enactor-led walk of the gardens, complete with historical explanations. I even got to pick some raspberries as I was strolling. Do take advantage of this free garden tour during the growing and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was one of my most fun visits to a historic castle. Beautiful and interesting and the staff is very informative I loved every minute of it and would welcome the chance to go back again and again. Wish I could work there.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with my girlfriend to this place to shoot some pics and it is a wonderful place. Totally recommend it !

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love to come every couple of years! The guides always make you feel like you have stepped back in time and you always learn something new. We love to come and will always enjoy this lovely, historic building!

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hamilton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dundurn Castle is a cute place with a lot of history to visit,, If you have a few hours to kill in hamilton it is a must see, The tour is always great with amazing guides,,

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Took my now 86 year old mother to brunch there and she was tickled. It was such a beautiful place and the food was very different but not offensive at all. It was like walking into a time warp. It was great and I'd go again in a minute. A must see!!

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