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Dundurn Castle

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Address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
Phone Number: 19055462872
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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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Don't miss this ''Castle" !!

This is an attraction that almost wasn't. As a child, I lived nearby and it had fallen into disrepair but that changed during the Centennial Year 1967 ... and the restoration has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lorne M
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Burlington
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Victoria
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to Dundurn castle September 23 and the castle itself was pretty amazing. The tour guide was knowledgeable, but when we asked her any kinds of questions, she talked to us like we were idiots. My boyfriend asked her where he got his fortune and she replied very snotty, in all the businesses I already mentioned. She just made... More 

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Burlington
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an attraction that almost wasn't. As a child, I lived nearby and it had fallen into disrepair but that changed during the Centennial Year 1967 ... and the restoration has been proceeding ever since. It's a window into history, positioned on the crest of Burlington Heights, a key position during the War of 1812 as well as offering... More 

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Thank Lorne M
Mississauga, Canada
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Castle, even though more of a Manor, is very well kept with everything being from the year 1855 as it would have been in that time. The grounds are beautiful and the tour takes you to all 40 rooms/spaces within the house including a sampling of some sourdough bread and shortbread made in the old oven. When you purchase... More 

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Thornhill, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon tour of this old mansion in Hamilton. It's only open from noon to 4pm, and you cannot tour the mansion on your own. The tour starts about every half hour, and takes about 1 hour. I found it quite interesting. Our guide spoke very clearly and seemed knowledgeable. There was only about 6 in our tour... More 

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Thank Seeker321
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't recommend driving here just for the castle but if your in the area and have an hour or two to kill to worth it. The admission includes entry and guided tour of the castle and entrance to the war museum which I'd on the same property. So if your waiting for your tour to start at least you've... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful structure. Good story and great tour. A must see if you are doing the tourism thing or if you live in or near the Hammer and have not yet gone.

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Thank Gord B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up here so it was so fun to take our kids to see the old castle from our town! As the historian/tour guide told stories of the family, the maids, the war & the political history of it's residence.... it gave us goosebumps! This is the place where Queen Victoria would come all the way from York by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after seeing the castle mentioned on Amazing Race Canada. Lots of free parking was nice. Signage to get to the Castle is useful, we had no problem locating the castle. Tour is informative and restoration has been well done. A nice glimpse into some Canadian history. We were disappointed with the grounds though. Gravel driveway looked unkept at... More 

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Thank PawsMona
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The Dundurn Park (the grounds around the museum) are in keeping with the history of the property. Sir Allan MacNab didn't have patios, or large gardens around his estate like we would see in parks today. Instead what we call Dundurn Park, Sir Allan just called home. So we try to balance between the modern... More 

Ontario
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take this tour after the summer months and miss the larger group tours. It is a working museum. Very interesting, very informed guide who was dressed in period costume as were the other workers we came across. Lots of rooms to see, lots of history and interesting facts are shared with you from your guide. There is a garden to... More 

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Thank CarolinaOntario
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We also offer historic cooking workshops, special events and evening tours through out the year. More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just moved to area and decided to stop for a visit. Very informed guide, beautiful rooms and great to hear about the history of owners. Recommend all locals & visitors to see Dundurn.

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