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Castle Hill National Historic Site

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A great attraction if you find yourself around Placentia

We really enjoyed our visit to Castle Hill. Inside, there a small exhibit followed by a short film... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
A must see!

Forget those boring history classes. Instead, head to Castle Hill for a field trip where the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-227-2401
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Castle Hill. Inside, there a small exhibit followed by a short film, after which you're provided with an audio guide and sent on your way to wander the trails and ruins. Very informative, lovely staff, and a great gift...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Forget those boring history classes. Instead, head to Castle Hill for a field trip where the struggles of early settlers comes to life. Walk the grounds and peruse the gallery and best of all take in the re-enactment produced by the local theatre company. By...More

Thank Marquise_LA
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Will tucker out the little ones too!Take the audioguide.It will enrich this experience. A beautiful view also and worth taking the hike up to the outer garrison. Its pretty steep, but the trail is well kept. Kids around us seemed to really enjoy the space...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

WE attended a free concert by young local talent and thoroughly enjoyed the performances. A short climb to the top with great scenic views of the entire area. Worth the visit.

Thank GDRooney
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The information was very informative and well display. We enjoyed our visit and would recommend it. Some good views.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent stop, very interesting and interactive. Very helpful staff. Kids loved it, including the scavanger hunt!

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I took a road trip from St.Johns out to visit Castle Hill was worth the drive the weather was beautiful, the staff at the information center were very friendly and helpful with history, take at least 2 hours to fully take in the experience of...More

Thank Canadiantraveler81
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We loved our stop at Castle Hill! We were able to learn about the history of the area, which we did not know, coming from Quebec. The audio guide was really helpful and easy to follow. I would recommend doing the tour inside and then...More

Thank juliecd
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited here on a cold and windy day but still enjoyed our visit. It would have been better had there been a cafe there or somewhere to enjoy a warm drink.

Thank Suma16
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Definitely take an audio tour with you when you do the short (30 minute) trek around the fort. No additional charge for them. And bring earphones with you! They do give you some for free but if you're like me and have a dozen already,...More

Thank Sarah K
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