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Address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-546-2872
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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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IF you are interested in what our world was like during our former Sir Allan MacNab's time and life, you MUST get to his home overlooking the bay in HAMILTON, ONTARIO. This is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IF you are interested in what our world was like during our former Sir Allan MacNab's time and life, you MUST get to his home overlooking the bay in HAMILTON, ONTARIO. This is not only a History Lesson of the life and times of all people during this period, but also gives great insight into the design, architecture and amenities... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not actually a castle, but a VERY large, old private residence built by Sir Allan McNab. It has been restored completely to it's original state - much of the furniture, etc. is period authentic or original to the building. Tours give a basement to roof walk thru & the kitchen is actually in use daily, baking bread, etc. & samples... More 

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Thank you for your review! You are very right to say that Dundurn Castle is not a "Castle" but instead the size is more comparable to a large mansion or estate home. When Sir Allan MacNab built Dundurn in 1834 Hamiltonians were very impressed over the size and architecture of the home and nicknamed the home Dundurn "Castle" and the... More 

Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the bay the Castle sits high with great grounds. A bagpiper wanders and helps create an atmosphere and enrich the history. The home is well maintained and it is not difficult to envision life so many years ago, Richard Beasley a United Empire Loyalist once occupied the land. Well worth the time.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I visited this historical house in early November on a beautiful ,sunny autumn day. The tour which was one hour and a half was informative, educational and fun. The castle itself -not really a castle- but a sprawling mansion was most impressive. Filled with the first indoor privy inCanada and running water to the kitchen, the home... More 

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Thank you for your review! Dundurn Castle earned its name "Castle" soon after it was built. Many citizens living in the area at that time quickly nicknamed the home "castle" as it was one of the bigger homes in the area. Although Dundurn did not have the first indoor toilet, Sir Allan MacNab did enjoy many of the conveniences of... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Doors Open in Hamilton and the inside of this building was amazing. The old architecture and the smell of baking from the basement was awesome.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a great visit. Victoria was an amazingly engaging and informative guide and went out of her way to include my daughter in her tour. She was wonderful throughout the house and then was even more wonderful when we ran into her in the gardens. She helped my daughter make a bouquet of flowers and also let us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Decided to stop in after visiting some waterfalls in the area, was not disappointed. The place is beautiful, employees well educated. A small portion under renovations but its interesting to see how they do restorations in a building like this. I would suggest leaving about 2 hours for the entire experience. They only do tour slots (can't just walk through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Visited with cousins who live in Hamilton but had never visited before. Arrived just after tour left so had 25 min wait for next one which spent in room adjacent to reception looking at WW2 exhibits and the gift shop. Tour by staff in costume. Adjusted commentary for 4 year old in our small group of six. Tour guides knowledgable... More 

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Thank you for your review. The property contains three places to visit. Dundurn Castle, Dundurn's Kitchen Garden and The Hamilton Military Museum. The gallery in the Coach house (visitor center) contains an exhibit devoted to the First World War. As all our tours of Dundurn Castle are guided tours leave approximately every 20-30 minutes from the gift shop. When guest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great tour of the castle, including the basement area, where the servants hung out and prepared meals. The "water closet" was interesting ie. the original toilet from long ago. Very cool to go back in time and see how the rich lived back then.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

if your into old history such as sir john a mcdonald then this is the place for you filled with old antiques,people dressed up like folks back in the 1600,s

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Thank you for your review! Dundurn Castle is restored to the time of 1834-1862 the time that Sir Allan MacNab built and lived at Dundurn. All our tours are guided by costumed staff who lead visitors on a tour of over 40 rooms in the museum. More 

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