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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
+1 905-546-2872
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Just Amazing!

Our tour guiide (Alex) was amazing! Everythihg was well explained and it has a great history. Sir... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ilovetravel18
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Woodbridge, Canada
a trip back in time

We were fortunate to have a small tour group of six people. Our tour guide was very pleasant and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mtrodgers99
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Pierrefonds, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen” (80 reviews)
“military museum” (58 reviews)
“guided tour” (36 reviews)
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610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
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"military museum"
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"christmas tour"
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"grounds are lovely"
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"great tour"
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"decorated for christmas"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guiide (Alex) was amazing! Everythihg was well explained and it has a great history. Sir Allan the owner of the castle spent many years in the castle and had an interesting family. My daughter said this attraction must be the most interesting one...More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to have a small tour group of six people. Our tour guide was very pleasant and informative. We visited a large number of rooms on three levels. The appearance of a mansion from about 1830 is recreated nicely using period pieces and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle was always a castle for me growing up in the area. The present tour of the historical site is amazing. It ranks up their with national museums like this throughout Canada and the US. The interpreters know their stuff and recount the story...More

1  Thank BazRasty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 5 year old granddaughter and she loved it. Might be more suitable for kids age 8+, as our girl very quiet and inquisitive. Toured from top to bottom of castle. Nice gift store as well.

1  Thank Joan M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Tour guide (Phillip) was excellent with all ages. Eating the freshly baked tarts in the original kitchen was the perfect end to the tour. There was a scavenger hunt prepared for children, a place to park the baby stroller and quick witted solutions to the...More

3  Thank Nancy H
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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review! We do our best to accomodate everyone and make your experiences as enjoyable as possible.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went in February 2018 with my daughter and her two little children for a Family Day tour of Dundurn Castle. It was interesting and informative, with fun activities for the children. They got pictures wearing the clothing of yesteryear, and participated in crafts, games and...More

1  Thank SamanthaHamilton
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Have been to Dundurn Park many times over the years for walk a thons, festivals, concerts, meals and just for a relaxing walk about. The castle , home of the late Sir Allan McNab, is beautiful . There are many guides that inform you of...More

2  Thank johnnyb2
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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your review! Sir Allan is indeed a relative of the Duchess of Cornwall. He is her Great, Great, Great grandfather through his daughter Sophia's line. Dundurn Park does have its own rich history and the site holds many special events throughout the...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We had a wonderful private tour of this historic home because we went on a cold and snowy day. It was well worth the price (senior tickets) to see this wonderfully restored residence that includes some of the first indoor plumbing in Canada. From the...More

4  Thank Chris R
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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your review! If you get the chance please come back to visit us in the summer when our 2 acre Kitchen Garden is open as well.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

For two hours you feel like to live in the past! The tour guide are dressed as the time period of the inhabitants of the castle and very knowledgeable of the its history.

1  Thank Fabrizio A
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FrancaHicks, other at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A very interesting tour led by a vet knowledgeable guide (Anna I believe?) open for questions all throughout the tour, lots of history mixed with a little humour Well done! And yup- the cookies and quince were great!

1  Thank Angela W
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Thank you for your review! Happy to hear you had a great experience.

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Jachro
27 March 2018|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
Only toured the Castle (The military museum is very close - not far at all - but was closing). At the castle there was a set time to meet with the docent. There was only 5 of us in our tour (in winter) it started around... 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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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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