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Dundurn Castle

Address: 610 York Boulevard | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: 905-546-2872
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Ranked #4 of 69 Attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Completed in 1835, this National Historic site exemplifies the life and times of Sir Allan Napier...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I took my kids there one summer morning. We enjoyed the guided tour. The kids loved the stories the guide told about McNab's daughters and the diary one of them kept. They enjoy visiting their bedrooms and were fascinated with the fact that they had a separate playroom / study room for themselves. At the end of the tour we... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visiting Dundurn Castle makes you feel that you're living in the early to mid-19th Century. The restoration of the castle including the furnishings is worth a visit in itself; yet the guides not only provide information about the arts and pieces within each room but also describe vividly what went on in the rooms. I was actually expecting to meet... More 

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Toronto
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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a great tour we had of Dundrun Castle! I love how it is by guided tour only so you get a really good snap shot of what life was like in Victorian times. Our guide Victoria was great, she was so enthusiastic about showing us all the fantastic features of the home. We also enjoyed the military museum -... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I had been wanting to go back & visit Dundurn Castle after visiting during the holidays quite a few years ago. Finally was able to work out a visit & was not disappointed! Our guide was wonderful, & had so much knowledge to share with us about the history of the McNab family & how they would have celebrated Christmas... More 

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Vulcan, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We toured the castle and grounds in June 2013 so late in posting and site will not allow us to put the correct date in. The tour is guided by staff who know all about the castle, its previous residents and its place in our history. There was food being made in the kitchen (which was wonderful). One comment I... More 

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Burnaby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Hamilton Garden Club has decorated the home as it may have looked during Christmas, with garland running down the floating staircase, a Christmas Tree and Large Hanging Gift Ball which the McNabb's would hung gifts from and a formal table setting for 12. Our guide was passionate about the history and well versed in all aspects of the family,... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Have been here many times since i was a kid in school and they dragged us here on field trips. Always enjoyed myself. Lots of history, and the staff dressed up as people from the era adds to the experience. Great guides and tours

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Christmas tour of Dundrun Castle enlightens self with the glory of old times. Dundrun castle is a treasure which must be shared with visitors and new generations. Guide's are friendly and professional they are bilingual and you get reading material as well as a nice comfortable tour of the castle. If you are a history buff and want to learn... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For the third time we have enjoyed the Christmas tour of Dundurn Castle with friends and family. It is a fantastic way to kick off the holiday and is certain to put you in the mood for the season. Tours are conducted by "the staff" of the castle complete in period costumes and personality. It is fun and informative. Suitable... More 

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rochester,new york
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited the "castle"with tour group. Our docent was excellent. She guided us through 3 floors of rooms and spaces. We even had a sample of shortbread made in old fashioned oven. You felt as though you knew the family in the end. There are stairs.

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