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Castle Kilbride, Baden
(4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Castle Kilbride is the former residence of James Livingston, a Canadian member of parliament, and owner of flax and linseed oil mills. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in March 1994.It was built in Baden, Ontario in 1877 and named after Livingston's birthplace in Scotland. The major feature of Castle Kilbride is the interior decorative murals in the style of the Italian Renaissance. The trompe-l'œil technique used in the murals gives the illusion of a third dimension. The building is also an outstanding example of an Italianate villa of its place and time, and at the time of its building was a tribute to the reputation of its owner as the so-called 'Flax and Oil King of Canada'.
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  • I have been through the castle once. There was not as much to be seen as I expected. There is period furniture and toys, some you can play with, with supervision. There is a bit of a museun on the low...  more »
  • This place was a stopover for my family getaway while visiting St. Jacobs as it is about 20 minutes in Baden. We were greeted by a cheerful guide at the front who started off our tour with a 15 minute...  more »
  • I have travel extensively throughout the British Isles and most of Europe so I have seen my share of castles and museums. Castle Kilbride and its tour were by far the best yet. I think it is partly be...  more »
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  • Beautiful location. Well kept grounds.
  • just a wonderful beautiful place, to go back in time.