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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Dundurn Castle

I love the castle which isn't really a castle. For me it stands for someone who was important in the cities history but in politics as well. I enjoy visiting at Christmas and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love the castle which isn't really a castle. For me it stands for someone who was important in the cities history but in politics as well. I enjoy visiting at Christmas and seeing the victorian ways of decorating.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You cannot begin to describe the absolute history of Dundurn Castle in Hamilton Ontario. You must visit it yourself to get the lowdown of the rich history attached to it. It will no disappoint....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you truly want to step back in history, Dundurn Castle will allow you that privilege. The grounds are amazing and the castle is in beautiful shape. Every room makes you feel like you are time travelling. A must see if you are a history buff or just like the look and feel and smell of antiques. I have been... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On the Hamilton Rec website, it indicated there was a free grounds and garden tour last Sunday. It was a rainy 'spring' day, but 8 of us showed up for the tour. Our guide Sydney was great! Very knowledgeable and personable. The Dundurn Castle history was very interesting.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Dundurn Castle is quite interesting as the home of the originator of the city of Hamilton. The interior is set up as it was originally with many interesting furniture pieces and accessories. Located in Dundurn park at the West end of downtown Hamilton, the park offers a place to relax and a small zoo with domestic animals for the children... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is an excellent historic family attraction. I have bad knees so I didn't like all the steep narrow stairs, but the tour guide was excellent at giving her tour and offering us "oldies" some assistance when needed. The outdoor gardens totally rock and the view from up high is stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour and the informative and responsive guide who was dressed in period costume. She took particular care to ensure everyone was included in her presentations and as we had a disabled person with our party special provision was made to ensure they were fully informed of the bits of the tour that were inaccessible to a... More 

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London, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were fortunate to have had a personal tour for the two of us and it was outstanding. The guide was very personable and extremely knowledgable about the past, present and future plans for the site. A visit for couples, families of all ages. Allow at least an hour to see everything. Cameras allowed.

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Toronto, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was interesting to learn how even the richest lived not so long ago, took me a few days to get over how elaborate and well planned their lifestyle was 😋

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Bedford, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This castle has some really cool history behind it. We were able to do the military museum before the tour because it is included with your admission. You see a total of 40 rooms, each of significant value. On our tour, there was these 3 boys who were being disruptive the entire time, and it was very uncomfortable. The guide... More 

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Additional Information about Dundurn Castle

Address: Address: 610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: 905-546-2872
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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