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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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Going back in time

Dundurn Castle is like going back in time. Built in 1835 it is a perfectly maintained former home boasting over 18,000 square feet!! Not to mention the manicured acreage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Dundurn Castle is like going back in time. Built in 1835 it is a perfectly maintained former home boasting over 18,000 square feet!! Not to mention the manicured acreage surrounding it!! The custodians of this masterpiece are to be commended for their perfect attention to historical detail. You will visit the rooms where people lived in that era. And, visit... More 

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

On the way to Toronto airport, we had some time kill. Searching TripAdvisor, Dundurn Castle popped up. It was a lovely sunny day, nevertheless, from the moment we walked into the old coach house to enquire about the tour everyone was so helpful and pleasant. We took the 12-30 tour with 'Laura' (I think ?) Who kept us captivated for... More 

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A step back in time for sure. The site is full of history from the very early days of Upper Canada. The guide did a wonderful job of bringing the surroundings to life as it would be been during the time of the MacNabs and their family. Some surprising inovation was featured in this home for its time.

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful and well kept house to visit. Our tour guide was very informative and it was interesting to see how the MacNab family lives in historical times. If you have not been I'd say it's worth the visit/tour.

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George Town, null, Cayman Islands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The grounds are very well kept and the tour is not too long or rushed. It's nice going around in a small group, which I believe they keep to under 20 in each. I didn't see a cafe or refreshments in the grounds other than a few in the museum shop. It is very nice to see a majority of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hamilton Folk Say its known for being haunted! Ive been here once when I was in Cadet Corp. I was spooked. Although it was not as good as Casa Loma in Toronto. I still give it a 5/5

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Windsor, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was too expensive so we had a picnic overlooking the waterway. We took a tour around the grounds which were very well kept but did not go in the castle because of the price.

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Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is incredible! I loved learning about Sir Allan Macnab! they take you all over the building telling you all about the history of the place and the people who lived there! They even take you down to the kitchen and let you try some delicious morsels!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We take all our visitors to Dundurn Castle. Everyone loves the Tour and Overseas visitors loves to shop in the gift shop. It is also a very nice place for a picnic.

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Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love the tour. I have been three times with out of country visitors. The tour guides are very knowledgable and it is fascinating to see how they lived long ago. At the end of the tour when you pass through the kitchen you can taste cookies like they were made back in the day. The grounds are nice to... More 

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