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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
905-546-2872
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Ranked #6 of 115 Attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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London, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So much interesting history... most of it I never knew! Brian has a wonderful tongue-in-cheek way of presenting facts and bringing history to life, all while having fun. He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer our specific questions. We felt like we had travelled back in time for our tour. Highly recommend! Who knew this "castle" had all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The tour was nice and the home is interesting but for $10.00 per person there really isn't anything there that you can't see on the free virtual tour on the website. For the benefit of people who don't enjoy guided tours: you can not see the "castle" on your own; you must do a guided tour. This information is nowhere... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A great family outing or for a Romantic turn of the Century look at what Christmas used to be without all the commercialization. I suggest you make the final 4:00 Tour on Christmas Eve before heading out to The Church Service of your choice for a great way to prepare for this special time of year.

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I guess for Hamilton it is beautiful, but I have traveled lots, this Dundurn HOUSE, is neat, nice grounds to walk on and have lunch stay away from that area at night its a gay pick up for men

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New Castle, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very knowledgeable guide. Especially enjoyed the "downstairs" part of the tour, particularly the kitchen. Chef prepared delicious snacks showcasing produce grown in Dundurn's garden that those on the tour are able to sample. And, yes, it definitely reminded us of Downton Abbey.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The last time I was at Dundurn was probably 20 years ago, and it was amazing to go back. This is truly a great home with so much history. With the popularity of shows such as Downton Abbey, you kind of feel like this is the real thing. The gardens are truly impressive as well. And the tour was made... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great for families, educational for the kids (and the adults). Tour the castle, try some food cooked in the kitchen, see how they used to warm their beds. Walk the grounds and take in the scenery, eat at the restaurant.

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DUNDAS, ON CANADA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One lovely afternoon this summer, I decided it was time to discover the Kitchen Gardens at Dundurn Castle. I joined a scheduled tour for an informative and delightful enactor-led walk of the gardens, complete with historical explanations. I even got to pick some raspberries as I was strolling. Do take advantage of this free garden tour during the growing and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was one of my most fun visits to a historic castle. Beautiful and interesting and the staff is very informative I loved every minute of it and would welcome the chance to go back again and again. Wish I could work there.

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with my girlfriend to this place to shoot some pics and it is a wonderful place. Totally recommend it !

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