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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton
(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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  • This castle is an architectural masterpiece dating back to the mid-19th century, spent millions to be in pretty good shape for visitors.
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  • IF you are interested in what our world was like during our former Sir Allan MacNab's time and life, you MUST get to his home overlooking the bay in HAMILTON, ONTARIO. This is not only a History Lesso...  more »
  • Not actually a castle, but a VERY large, old private residence built by Sir Allan McNab. It has been restored completely to it's original state - much of the furniture, etc. is period authentic or ori...  more »
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  • Exploring the house on your own would be a waste. The Tour guides really know their stuff! Make sure you go on a tour, its amazing to see what really went on in an upper class house back then. A staff of 15+ to cater to a single family! So yes, Its a really great way to spend a few hours. They stay true to the era and really maintain the house beautifully.
  • Take the tour! Fascinating look into a historic site. There's a cute little gift shop attached, too. I think we got a book for my father there. The surrounding park is also a pleasant walk.
  • Fun place to go with kids. Preserved the 1800s feel with the tour of an actual kitchen with menu from that time. All staff were also dressed in clothes from that era. Make sure to take the tour.
  • Staff are knowledgeable and dress the part. Almost like stepping back in time; a very educational tour. Scolded numerous time... DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING and you will be golden.
  • 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.