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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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fun and informative

we enjoyed a very informative tour and tasted home made cookies baked in the kitchen like they would have been a long long time ago. Very interesting and a nice glimpse of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed a very informative tour and tasted home made cookies baked in the kitchen like they would have been a long long time ago. Very interesting and a nice glimpse of Hamilton history.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Dundurn Castle for the last 45 years since I live in the neighbourhood where it is located. The castle has been renovated inside and outside. The rooms are beautifully appointed. The guides are knowledgable and helpful answering any questions. The grounds and garden are worth taking the time to explore. Spend at least 3 hours visiting... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Was money well spent. It was a Canadian version of Downton Abby. We learned about our Canadian history. The tour guide was very knowledgable The rooms we restored and were very realistic. Our favour part was the kitchen and the laundry room. When you finish inside you can talk a walk in the grounds have a picnic. Enjoy a great... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came on a Sunday morning before the castle opened, so we didn't get to go inside. However, we were able to see the castle grounds and the garden, which are truly beautiful. The garden produces vegetables as well as flowers. At the entrance to the garden, we spotted a flor de izote (national flower of El Salvador), quite unusual... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In walking distance of downtown Hamilton is a wonderful piece of early Canadian history. A tour of Dundurn Castle is well worth the time and effort. The building is massive and beautifully maintained. It contains important artifacts of early Canadian history. The gift shop is well worth a visit as well.

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you love looking at old buildings and castles, this is a great place for you. The property is well preserved and very enjoyable to tour. We took the guided tour, but would love to do a self tour next time. The guided tour was very enjoyable and we learned a lot of interesting facts about the castle. My children... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not as big as the Abbey, but you get the overall perspective. The guides are wonderful and very informative. You even get a bit to eat at the end of the tour. Food prepared by a person dressed in period clothing and cooking with all the period equipment. I really enjoyed myself. Well worth the price of admission.

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Lynden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the self tour of Dundurn Castle, all along they have staff in place to answer any questions about the Castle and are well informed. It's the place you drive by everyday and yet have never stopped in. I highly recommend taking the time to explore this wonderful piece of history right in our own back... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I went there with my mom and my young kids and we all enjoyed the tour. This attraction is suitable for all ages.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The furnished castle shows the style of living in the mid 1800s of the rich and powerful in that era. Above and below stairs stories is like a Canadian version of Downton Abbey. The tour of the historic kitchen garden was also excellent. Guides in period costumes tell the story of the McNab family and make the tour come alive.... More 

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Additional Information about Dundurn Castle

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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