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Address: Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
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Unique way to spend an afternoon

We often catch glimpses of Pollepel/Bannerman's Castle driving by on Route 9D; finally decided to do the boat trip + tour when some friends were visiting. Not cheap, but it's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hudson River Valley, New York
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We often catch glimpses of Pollepel/Bannerman's Castle driving by on Route 9D; finally decided to do the boat trip + tour when some friends were visiting. Not cheap, but it's something different to do. Interesting historical context, well-organized tour. The kids got a kick out of the story of Bannerman hanging out at the castle, being bored and shooting cannonballs... More 

Thank mochi_monday
Cold Spring, New York
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bannerman's Island is a window into the playful imaginings in the past. It is good to see that efforts are being taken to preserve what is there. The trails are a bit rough so wear sturdy shoe and be prepared to climb steps. The evening "Constellation" tour is well worth the money. Take it if available when you are visiting.

Thank B0bPol
Ossining, New York
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Everything about the storied history of Bannerman Island and Castle is interesting. Well worth the trip and tour.

Thank ddavid60
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was a great day trip from NYC. Took about 2.5 hours, which included a ferry ride from Newburgh and a very good narrated tour. Castle is very photogenic and the tour was very interesting. There's plenty of parking near the dock and there is Metro North station nearby.

Thank dima75o
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93 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

NY state park area which is in the process of restoration with a lush, mysterious, long, intriguing, romantic history in need of help, volunteers, and work. A must go place not well suited for individuals with physical handicaps. .

Thank 204Glenn
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Passengers on the Hudson line of Metro North trains can catch fleeting glimpses of a castle on an island in the Hudson River. The island is situated in the midst of the Hudson Highlands. For many, myself included, the castle at its summit, and the lure of its history, is something to seek out. The island, known familiarly as Bannerman’s... More 

4 Thank jvh212
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The guide was absolutely great and very competent, the tour is interesting and the island is extremely intriguing. Go and support the castle, it is so worth it!

Thank filomenanigro
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

just watching from the shore stokes the imagination. Like our own little San Simeon on the Hudson! Need to find tour so I can actually visit.

Thank CGtripster
Brooklyn, New York
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812 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I had been wanting to come here for a while now. The only way to get to the island is to take a ferry tour that leaves form either Beacon or Newburgh or take a kayak tour around the island. I think the only way to tour the actual island is if you take the ferry boat... More 

2 Thank Jvalliant
Westchester County, New York
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68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This tour was very cool. It was so nIce to be able to get a closer look at the old castle that you see in the middle of the hudson! Definitely wear walking shoes and bring a camera

Thank Xtina G

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