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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
+1 905-546-2872
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My girlfriend and I decided to stop in for a historical tour - it ended up being very interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura N
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London, Canada
Castle? Not really, it's a big, interesting house.

Being shown the painting of the owner in full Masonic Regalia was a private highlight for me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John N
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John N
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 1 week ago

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

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

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Stefan P
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took a guided tour through this wonderful, beautiful place. We got to see a lot. Our guide was full of information on any question the group had. Yes it is a guided tour only to see the place but you can not enjoy seeing...More

4  Thank Barbara C
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited many Castles and Historic houses over the years and can thoroughly recommend a visit to this one. You are accompanied on your tour by a very imformative and costumed guide who took the time to explain about the House,s history. The tour...More

4  Thank Iain S
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is only by tour only and one can't wander around in the castle on their own. We went to visit based on the online photos. It was an hour long and packed with information and a bit more fast paced than I thought maybe...More

2  Thank unagiichi
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! Dundurn does offer dates throughout the year where visitors can wander around on their own. It is usually a weekend in May and the last Sunday of November. During our free days costumed staff are stationed throughout the museum to...More

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Al H
20 October 2017|
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Response from FrancaHicks | Property representative |
no there is no charge for parking
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S R
2 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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