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Address: Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
Phone Number: 8552564007
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Camelot Amidst the Ruins of a Hudson River Castle

Passengers on the Hudson line of Metro North trains can catch fleeting glimpses of a castle on an island in the Hudson River. The island is situated in the midst of the Hudson... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passengers on the Hudson line of Metro North trains can catch fleeting glimpses of a castle on an island in the Hudson River. The island is situated in the midst of the Hudson Highlands. For many, myself included, the castle at its summit, and the lure of its history, is something to seek out. The island, known familiarly as Bannerman’s... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was absolutely great and very competent, the tour is interesting and the island is extremely intriguing. Go and support the castle, it is so worth it!

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Thank filomenanigro
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just watching from the shore stokes the imagination. Like our own little San Simeon on the Hudson! Need to find tour so I can actually visit.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had been wanting to come here for a while now. The only way to get to the island is to take a ferry tour that leaves form either Beacon or Newburgh or take a kayak tour around the island. I think the only way to tour the actual island is if you take the ferry boat... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This tour was very cool. It was so nIce to be able to get a closer look at the old castle that you see in the middle of the hudson! Definitely wear walking shoes and bring a camera

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Thank Xtina G
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful guided tour, very knowledge about the history of NYC and Hudson valley. Tour guide was an author and expert on the history of the island and who resided on the island throughout NYS history. Lovely boat ride and beautiful gardens to view. The Mighty Hudson River was holding the secret of the past hay day of the castle and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Caste is an easy 25 minute boat ride. The tour guides on the island were superb. A wonderful way to spend a morning.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We began our journey with a short boat ride to the island, which seemed less than 30 minutes from Beacon. Our tour guide was Ken. He was awesome! Ken was a wealth of knowledge during the entire tour. He shared so much information about the island, castle and surrounding area. Ken's knowledge, witty personality and pleasant demeanor made for a... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took a evening cruise out to Bannerman Island, to view and learn about the Constellation Art exhibit. We picked a good evening 80 degrees, wter provided a cooling effect. Melissa McGill the Constellation artist was one of the tour guides. We docked at the island and got to view the castle and main house. plus many gardens. I did... More 

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Long Island, New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

If you like history and a quick visit than this for you. We did the boat cruise from Beacon and we left right on time. The worker and Captain were very nice. The boat ride only took about 20 minutes and once we got there we were met by our tour guides. You never leave your guide and it is... More 

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