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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
+1 905-546-2872
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Take a step back in time to the early days of Hamilton

We have been here many times as a family. sometimes just hanging around the gardens, others on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VedicVeritas
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Cambridge, Canada
Great tour and look in history

Wife and I took a tour of the castle, our tour guide was Helen. She was appropriately dress in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wny53
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here many times as a family. sometimes just hanging around the gardens, others on the tour. A great place to see how the wealth class of the time lived, as well as those who served them.

1  Thank VedicVeritas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I took a tour of the castle, our tour guide was Helen. She was appropriately dress in garb of the 1850's. She was just absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and you can see she just loves telling the history of Sir Allan MacNab and...More

1  Thank wny53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the guided tour. Our guide Sydney was very friendly and knowledgeable. We toured the house and grounds and learned a lot about it. We sampled short bread and squash pancakes. Which were quite tasty. We also toured the war museum on the property....More

1  Thank kimsH6678QF
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I decided to stop in for a historical tour - it ended up being very interesting and we really enjoyed it. The grounds are beautiful and it was VERY affordable. Would recommend.

1  Thank Laura N
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Being shown the painting of the owner in full Masonic Regalia was a private highlight for me following a discussion with the very good guide we had. The tour was good, even though slightly spoiled by bratty kids and their 'modern' parents. Worth the time...More

1  Thank John N
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! You're right Dundurn is not really a "castle" in the modern use of the terms however was a nickname given to the home of Sir Allan MacNab by the citizens who lived in Hamilton at the time it was built....More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I went for this tour on a rainy Sunday with a girlfriend. The times for the tour are restricted to a group of up to 20 people and you are given the time slot on booking. There is a great gift store and interesting display...More

2  Thank Catherine D
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have visited Dundurn Castle at least 3 times over the last few years. It is a great place to visit if you are in Hamilton. The guides are informative and the place is beautiful.

2  Thank Diane F
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Hamilton's castle is a wonderfully preserved unique example of an early Canadian baronial estate. It is located on a scenic and historical ridge above the Harbour.The costumed guides make the tour come to life.

2  Thank 506herbh
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Not a real castle, but close enough. Great place especially at Christmas time. This site is a popular spot for film productions.

1  Thank wayned346
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Dundurn Castle is less of a castle and more of a large Palace or mansion right in the heart of downtown Hamilton. It's a very interesting place to visit if you're into local or Canadian history and it's possible to go on a guided and...More

3  Thank Stefan P
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Al H
19 October 2017|
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Response from FrancaHicks | Property representative |
no there is no charge for parking
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S R
1 April 2017|
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Response from FrancaHicks | Property representative |
We only offer guided tours. Tours begin every 20-30 minutes from the gift shop and the clerk will put you on the first available one when you arrive. If you are looking for a self guided experience we do have some special... More
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gordonmartin5
2 October 2016|
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Response from JAYinLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
Tickets approx $12 per person, student & senior discounts are available 6-12 $6, 5 and under are free !!
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