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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
905-546-2872
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Ranked #5 of 101 attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a delightful historical attraction with a great peak into historical living. The tour guides are very informed and friendly and make the tour interesting. There are snacks along the way made the old fashioned way in the castle kitchen and kids are included in the tour in fun ways that keep their interest. Pack a lunch and enjoy... More

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Hamilton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The grounds are great for a stroll but I miss the old pavilion that's been replaced by an herb garden that just doesn't serve much purpose. It made no sense for the city to tear down the pavilion, especially since the washrooms attached to it were wheelchair accessible and are greatly missed. The castle itself is charming and the volunteers... More

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Burlington, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The tour of the castle was a step back in time and narrated by a very knowledgeable guide. It has been carefully restored and I have been there several times at different seasons & always learn something new each time. There is a small gift shop that is delightful to browse through and among other things, contains some 'historical' and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The tour is excellent.Everyone is so pleasant while being so informative. The unique items in the gardens are really surprising(vegetables look so different ).The Military museum is also right there and the kids love trying on the uniforms and playing with the musical instruments!Beautiful view too.

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We go every year at Christmas for a Candlelight Tour. Great way to get into the holiday spirit! Always seem to learn something new!

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I thought that great homes and castles only existed in Europe , this was a wonderful place to visit and close to home, with so much history , it is not to be missed

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have visited a number of historical sites over the years, and Dundurn Castle did not disappoint! There is plenty of free parking from the accessible parking lot just off highway 403. Tickets are not that expensive and children under 5 are free. The gift shop is a tad overpriced, but does have some unique gifts that you do not... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The guide we had today was so so good. I never write reviews but I think he really deserves it. I think his name is Issac, he was great with my daughter and made the tour a lot of fun. She is normally shy, but warmed up to him quick, had such a great time!

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Pembroke, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Went on a slow day and had our tour guide to ourselves. He was very personable and knowledgable and made a good visit great!

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited twice Dundurn Castle, one year apart, and each time it was a really good experience. You really feel like travelling back in time: everything is well maintained 'as it was'. The guides were friendly and knowledgable. We even enjoyed the cookies freshly cooked from these 2 centuries old ovens! Last but not least, the length of the visit... More

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