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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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A lovely surprise!

Beautiful interiors - impeccable attention to detail. Nice property with gorgeous views of lake Ontario. The tour is one hour long - interesting anecdotes from history without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful interiors - impeccable attention to detail. Nice property with gorgeous views of lake Ontario. The tour is one hour long - interesting anecdotes from history without being a bore. Our guide (Brian I think) was just fantastic! We got to sample treats in the estate kitchen - a lovely surprise. Staff are dressed in period clothing - very well... More 

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Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I went to Dundurn Castle for a traditional Christmas. The tour was fun and informative. At Christmas there is so much more to see with all the era appropriate decorations, and games. In the kitchen, there is cookies, cakes, meat, and all the Christmas dinner fixings, including things grown in the estate's garden. There is traditional carols... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

More than just a visit, it's a perfectly preserved Estate, with staff dressed in 19th Century clothing, showing you the day-to-day from that time. Very interesting and learning attraction in Hamilton.

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Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My son, who is interested in the War of 1812 battles, etc., and I visited, had a tour, tasted some crepes. We were in a rather large group, so make sure if you have shorter members of the group, you can be near the front, as some of the hallways are rather narrow. Lots to see in every room, lots... More 

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sunnyvale, ca
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The tour is interesting and gives lots of information about the lives of the castle's inhabitants, young and old. They also let you try bread and jam made in the methods of the day! And there is a room where you can try on costumes and play board games that were used back then.

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Ontario
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour we learnt so much very interesting! The castle is beautiful the staff are all wonderful love the furnishings in there. Great educational tour all age groups enjoyed this. They even gave us some sample cookies they made fresh in the kitchen quarters and they where delicious! A must see place for all.

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hamilton does not have many destinations. Dundurn castle tour is very interesting and a nice surprise. I recommend going there with well behaved kids aged 8 to 16 for March break. Mom , Dad and kids can learn a few interesting facts. I went with my 79 year old mum we've traveled many places in the world from the London... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was our first visit, despite driving past it many times. A wonderful walk through the past, with the assistance of a knowledgable tour guide. It is certainly a place I will return to, as I can only imagine it's bueaty during the summer months.

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London On. canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I really enjoyed the tour and felt it was worth every penny. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The short bread cookies at the end were some of the best I have ever ate.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's been awhile since we've taken the grandkids to the castle. It is always a pleasant experience. The staff performing the tour are knowledgable and very friendly. It's always interesting to see how people lived long ago. There is plenty of free parking. However, the lot is a distance from the castle itself. The castle is not wheelchair accessible.

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