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Dundurn Castle

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Address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: 19055462872
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Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in...

Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830's on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.

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What a beauty!

Dundurn Castle is indeed a sight to behold .... This majestic old property has been lovingly preserved and restored. The tour guides are incredibly knowledgable and clearly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dundurn Castle is indeed a sight to behold .... This majestic old property has been lovingly preserved and restored. The tour guides are incredibly knowledgable and clearly passionate about sharing their love of history with others. Dundurn could be described more as a large mansion than a castle. Each room is filled with so many interesting things to look at... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to see at the castle, the grounds are also lovely. Go in the summer to check out the garden (they may even let you taste some of what they're growing!), try what they've made in the kitchen that day and enjoy the tour.

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Thank tashtea
Ancaster, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is a tribute to those who maintain and preserve our history. The guides are so well versed they can't possibly cover everything there is to say about every room, but they are always available to answer questions. The castle is especially nice at Christmas; it is made up as if it were an 1800's Christmas and the smell... More 

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2 Thank FrolickingFoursome
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in awe of the grand portico then continued to walk all around the Magnificent building. We imagined the view of the bay 200 years ago as the trees were not so large. We went back to the entrance way and we're greated by a lovely woman in period costume. We were grouped and off we went. The castle... More 

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3 Thank towlerr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamilton has day/ night tours attraction ect .. Dundurn Castle Is rumored to be huanted and romantic . Peacocks and amazing views . Once hoped to be the Capital of Canada !

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2 Thank Eva M
Orangeville, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely spot to go back in time and remember historic culture. Loved the dressed up tour guides. Our guide knew what she was talking about and was able to answer many questions about the house, the people, and the era. More of a large house than a castle but very spectacular!

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3 Thank Melissa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Dundurn Castle dozens of times, since I live local. However, no tour is ever alike, and the staging in the different rooms changes during different season of the year (i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.). I highly recommend that you check the website ahead of time for special events (especially on weekends). The price of the ticket also allows... More 

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3 Thank Rachel Anne S
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done and informative. It's neat to know places like this exist so close to where I live. The food was excellent and tour guides knowledgable.

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3 Thank Sandra P
Flamborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are free, so take lots of pictures. Inside the castle is a small fee, check for bogo coupons at Attractions Ontario. They also have free days (with food bank donation) throughout the year, but it is always very busy. They decorate it nicely for Christmas every year, and it's nice to hear about Christmas traditions for that time... More 

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3 Thank genna2016
Hamilton, Canada
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience a wonderful "castle" - residence, with period furnishings, guided tours and insights into Canada's history.

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