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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • A lot of history how the upper class lived in early 1800's. Good tour Gide. I gave him a $5 tip. They dress in period dress, and make stuff at the end in an old oven in basement from the local garden....  more »
  • After seeing the sign hundreds of times on my way to and from hikes in the area, I finally was able to schedule a trip to Dundurn Castle. I am glad I was finally able to check this place off my places...  more »
  • Very nice tour but the guide didn't talk much about the family behind the house. They do allow you to take pics while on tour. Restorations seem to be a little overdone.  more »
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  • My family went to their free Canada day event. I enjoyed it but glad it was free because 30 dollars for a family is pretty steep for what we saw. The staff were also strict and I felt not that friendly but I wondered if these were volunteers for the free event. The house is very dark and for some with vision impairment they may not find it easy to navigate. They dont allow food, drinks, strollers or flash photography.
  • I visit Dundurn Castle many times just always ceases to amaze me downstairs got a wonderful old fashioned kitchen that cooks and very into an Old Fashioned foods on wood fire stove I highly recommend it
  • Went through the castle this morning with a group. We had a great tour guide; she was sweet and knowledgable. I enjoyed her story telling as we moved through the space. I would definitely go back (kind of want to visit next Christmas to see it decorated for the season)!
  • IT IS HAUNTED AND SIR ALLAN MCNAB AND HOS WIFE SOPHIA MCNAB HAUNT DUNDURN CASTLE NEVER GOING AGAIN
  • This place is amazing for everyone. Time well spent