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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Step into 19th-century Hamilton at Dundurn Castle, a historic former residence that now operates as a museum. Completed in 1835, the impressive neoclassical mansion has been restored to look as it did in 1855, when Canadian politician Sir Allan Napier Macnab, 1st Baronet, lived here. A docent in period costume will guide your tour through the many rooms. The sprawling grounds house a variety of other cultural attractions, including a military museum and theater. Plan your visit to Dundurn Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dundas tourist route planner.
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  • What a wonderfully presented historic gem, in all the most stunning detail, room after room. We thought we were there, back in time, living and breathing how they lived on a day to day basis, from the...  read more »
  • Very interesting tour provided by a lady dressed in period costume. Lots of artifacts and a glimpse of life over a hundred years ago. Love history lesson. Lovely garden, interesting architecture. 
  • I have taken my class to view Dundurn Castle a few times and the students seem to enjoy it overall. It is a well kept castle and it is great that it is right downtown Hamilton and easily accessible. 
  • Excellent tour of an interesting building. Twice daily there is a free tour of the kitchen garden. The hour paid your the house is interesting. Our guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. We didn't get food as the end of our tour, unlike other groups.
  • Our tour guide was more an ambassador making the foreign world of local history interesting and come to life. It seemed like TPTB want to push a Downton Abbey but when our group went off script with questions our host seemed to enjoy sharing his knowledge. So much so our tour ran over time, sad for next group but fun was had at their expense. Next time I pull out some Ruth Goldman or Alex Langland cosplay and go full on Victorian Farm on the castle!
  • The tour in the castle is definitely worth it. The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and take you around the entire house. They are also constantly trying to update the museum and make it more like the house it was in 1850 so it's great to go again and see new rooms or items they have.
  • I don't hate dundrun Castile anymore why who I and ms blain and Mrs Ott class are going to dundurn. castle and we are cooking. and taking it 1home
  • Spent a whole Saturday afternoon touring the inside of the castle, kitchen garden, military museum and the grounds. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Admission price was reasonable considering you get a guided tour. Highly recommend this place!
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