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Bannerman Castle

Address: Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Cold Spring
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Middlesex County, NJ
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went on a Sunday afternoon, out of Beacon. It was very interesting and the gardens are lovely. We enjoyed the trip. A lot of walking (including up stairs) and it is NOT a place for young kids and strollers.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip from the moment we left the dock in Newburgh. All of the staff were friendly and very well informed about the history of this castle. I have lived in the Hudson Valley my entire life and never knew anything about it. If you want to visit you should go soon as it is unfortunately falling... More 

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MAHOPAC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have seen it from a boat in the river. I'd be curious to take the tour to visit this place and find out more about the man who built this place.

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I was so surprised when my train rode past Bannerman Castle for the first time.. it was a freakin' castle after all. I was so intrigued and had to go. My boyfriend purchased tickets in October online. We had tried to go before, but they had an issue with low tide and the boats getting stuck. While on the ferry... More 

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