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Address: Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
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If you're in Cold Springs, a Bannerman Castle is a must visit. The Castle sits on an island on the Hudson. To get to the Castle, you have to pay for the tour or you can kayak to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you're in Cold Springs, a Bannerman Castle is a must visit. The Castle sits on an island on the Hudson. To get to the Castle, you have to pay for the tour or you can kayak to the island. As you pull up to the island, you get a really amazing view of the Castle. It is breathtaking. Once... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The 2.5 hour tour was well worth the money for a look at this pretty island with an interesting history. Our tour guide was informative and personable, and the boat ride to the island was pleasant. This is a hidden gem well worth checking out. Note - there are 70 plus stairs to climb and I'd therefore recommend against bringing... More 

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Cold Spring, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Short boat ride to the island. Once there, interesting close-up of a once majestic structure which has fallen into disrepair. Locals are looking for $$ for some restoration.

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Syracuse, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's surprising this place isn't more famous considering the back story: a wealthy Scotsman whose empire springs from the buying/selling of military surplus purchases an island in the Hudson River to store munitions and builds a folly castle for that purpose. The large shell of the original castle is just one of several structures on the island, but all are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Bannerman Castle is a short ferry ride from Beacon. The island and castle are fascinating and the tour is memorable.

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Ellenville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A must see local in the Hudson Valley! There are those trying to keep the structure stable, but who knows how long that this wonderful ruin will be around.

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Hurley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We go on the tour at Bannerman's almost every year and each year we hear a new story or fact that we had not learned before. You start out with a boat ride out to the island where a video gives you an introduction to the place and the family that owns it. You can take off from Beacon or... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take a boat from Beacon, New York to visit this odd island with its crumbling ruin of a castle and mansion. Built on the fortune made by Bannerman selling surplus arms in the early part of the last century, the place is at once a folly and a historical experience. The gardens have been recently and lovingly restored, making the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was kayaking on the Hudson with my partner and we went up to the island to get a better view of the castle-like structure there. A man on the dock invited us to put our boats on the dock and join their tour for $20/each. We joined a group who had traveled in a larger ferry boat and our... More 

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ceresco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

been wanting to see this place for 8 years- the river trip was informative and the guide knew his stuff -wish I'd been there before all the crumbling but happy to have gotten there- is definite must see

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Address: Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cold Spring

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