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“Try the hiking trails!”

Castle Hill National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Placentia
Certificate of Excellence
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New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Try the hiking trails!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stumbled upon this killing time before our ferry departure out of Argentia. There is a challenging hike that drops down from Castle Hill into the town of Placentia. It has a great view and was a good workout.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Vermilion, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Nice views”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

This was a great place to see Placentia from high above. The views were very good. We got to see the fog roll in very quickly! Neat site with canons and what's left of the walls. Short walk but steep climb. Gift shop was small, but neat. Staff were friendly and helpful; not pushy about seeing their museum.

Visited August 2012
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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
“History comes alive”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The re-enactors performed an entertaining play to bring the history to life in an amusing and informative production.

Visited August 2012
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Placentia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“in need of small repairs”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

The view was breathtaking,the french history was evident throughout.There are loads of walking trails about and getting lost is not an issue,but some of the trails and walkways are in need of repair

Visited August 2012
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n.s.can
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“well worth a visit to Castle Hill and the Atlantic Accord Signing”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

There is not a lot of fortifications left but there are cannons and a redoubt, you can get the general idea. It is worth going there just for the view alone.
Also worth a visit is the place where the Atlantic Accord was signed. It is a little ways down a dirt road but worth the trouble.

Visited July 2012
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