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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 #4 of 68 Attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Vulcan, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We toured the castle and grounds in June 2013 so late in posting and site will not allow us to put the correct date in. The tour is guided by staff who know all about the castle, its previous residents and its place in our history. There was food being made in the kitchen (which was wonderful). One comment I... More 

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Burnaby
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Hamilton Garden Club has decorated the home as it may have looked during Christmas, with garland running down the floating staircase, a Christmas Tree and Large Hanging Gift Ball which the McNabb's would hung gifts from and a formal table setting for 12. Our guide was passionate about the history and well versed in all aspects of the family,... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Have been here many times since i was a kid in school and they dragged us here on field trips. Always enjoyed myself. Lots of history, and the staff dressed up as people from the era adds to the experience. Great guides and tours

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Christmas tour of Dundrun Castle enlightens self with the glory of old times. Dundrun castle is a treasure which must be shared with visitors and new generations. Guide's are friendly and professional they are bilingual and you get reading material as well as a nice comfortable tour of the castle. If you are a history buff and want to learn... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For the third time we have enjoyed the Christmas tour of Dundurn Castle with friends and family. It is a fantastic way to kick off the holiday and is certain to put you in the mood for the season. Tours are conducted by "the staff" of the castle complete in period costumes and personality. It is fun and informative. Suitable... More 

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rochester,new york
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160 reviews 160 reviews
50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited the "castle"with tour group. Our docent was excellent. She guided us through 3 floors of rooms and spaces. We even had a sample of shortbread made in old fashioned oven. You felt as though you knew the family in the end. There are stairs.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a great venue for family with children. We went with our grand kids and some children from Montreal. The guide spoke French to them. The gardens were full of interesting things and we got to pick raspberries and go home with some seeds. Great day!

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was a nice trip for me and my wife. We got to see the fort, the antiques, the old tradition etc. Out tour guide was a fabulous guy. He was patient, knowledgeable and funny at the same time. He showed us the whole mansion and explained nicely about the things happening, the traditions etc.

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binbrook
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We go every year at Christmas. The castle is tastefully decorated in historical ways. It is amazing just to be in the building. If you like history, this is a must see.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have visited Dundurn castle several times and every time is a delight. Each guide seems to know different information about the life and times of the people of Dundurn Castle and Hamilton back in the 1800s. They make the tour very interactive and fun, making it easy to picture and imagine life back then. The basement/kitchen area is so... More 

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