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Review of Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle
Ranked #3 of 184 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Being from western Canada, I was excited to see where the history that we studied in school actually took place. Dundurn Castle is beautifully restored, and the staff on our tour were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.

Thank Rita C
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great old house, lots of history shared in walk around tour. It is decorated for Christmas in typical decorations from the time period. Souvenir shop on grounds.

Thank beam2014
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I went to a high tea bridal shower in the coach house in April of this year, and finally got the chance to see the actual house in June. It's been restored to reflect the 1850's when its original owner, Sir Allan MacNabb was in the prime of his life. Lots of great period pieces, my guide knew plenty about the house, and gave demonstrations of the service bells and gaslights (a first for a private residence in Hamilton in the 1850's). Be sure to grab a sample of shortbread while in the servants' quarters, it's divine!

Thank TravellerfromtheD
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was well worth the visit and the shortbread made in the kitchen was great. Beautiful rooms and the convenience's the family had for the time were very interesting. Also very interesting how the children were raised as well!!

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We had passed dundurn so many times and wondered about the castle. We were pleasantly surprised by the tour. The guide was knowledgeable about the early 1900's in Canada and the political history of Canada. The building itself has some interesting areas such as the laundry area, one of the first running toilets and beautiful drawing areas. The kitchen tour at the end is a lovely ending with very yummy snacks such as tarts with raspberry filling and homemade breads and pickles. Overall an enjoyable afternoon for children 10 and over.

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