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“Beautiful views of Placentia”

Castle Hill National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Placentia
Certificate of Excellence
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Dunnville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Beautiful views of Placentia”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Love this town Placentia, its so scenic. Has a wonderful boardward to stroll at night. Castle Hill provides a great view of the whole town. So interesting. We entered free as it was very late in the day. The guard of the facility was very interesting, and filled us in on the 'Hidden" World War II gun hidden in Argentia at the old retired Airforce base. This base was American and built in 1940 and retired in the 1990s. ITs huge and you can visit it and the bunkers. WOW!!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very informative!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

The site was beautiful and the whole tour was very organized and informative. Breathtaking views and it really gives one pause to reflect on the lives that made it possible.

Visited June 2013
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St. John's, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent views”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The views of the narrows were great and the city lights at night spectacular. The staff in the castle were very knowledgable and the visible history stories were extremely interesting and entertaining.

Visited November 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great view of Placentia”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We visited Castle Hill on September 8 and were disappointed to find it closed since the tourist season in Newfoundland was certainly not over. Regardless, we ducked under the gate and walked up. It was worth it.
The views from the old fortifications are amazing and there was still enough signage around to get a good idea of the history of the place. We will certainly try to return when its open.

Visited September 2012
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Alberta
Level 6 Contributor
38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Just the View is Worth the Visit”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a small but very informative historic site. The visitor center is well done, and the self guided tour which we took again was very informative and well done.

There are picnic tables at the top beside the fort, and would be an excellent place to bring your lunch. There is a fantastic view of Placentia and the surrounding area.

If you put the story together told at this site which may have a bit of a French bias, together with the story at Fairylandland Historic site, with perhaps an English bias, you gesenseence of what was happening in the 1600,s and 1700's.

Visited August 2012
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