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“Beautiful inside and out”
Review of Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #15 of 267 things to do in Ottawa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This national historic site, situated in an idyllic 79-acre urban oasis, is located only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau.
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful inside and out”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The tour of Rideau Hall is very interesting and the guides have a wealth of knowledge. This is a great piece of Canadian heritage. Even if you don't want to go on the tour, I'd recommend going just to tour the grounds. It truly is a beautiful place. (A particular favourite for me was seeing which foreign dignitaries planted which trees.) Make a day of it -- go for a nice family walk and bring a lunch. I can't wait to go back in the fall.

Visited June 2014
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Naika_St, Guest Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for complimenting our guides’ work! The Visitor Services team cares very much about making everyone’s experience enjoyable. We are glad you enjoyed the grounds, and we hope to welcome you again during your next visit, perhaps to enjoy our fall or winter activities on-site!
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Staines, United Kingdom
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“Great free tour with informative guides”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

So nice to have a free tourist destination and such informative guides. the public rooms of the governor are sumptuous and some of the art and furniture is beautiful and historically relevant. The portrait gallery is a bit pretentious but the other artworks are great and representative of Canadian artists.. The lawns and gardens are also perfectly maintained and symbolic of Canadian flora. The only let down is the over priced gift shop.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

what a beautiful setting. the grounds are gorgeous and the free tour inside the home of the governer general was very well presented.

Visited May 2014
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rideau Hall Tours”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited Rideau Hall for the first time recently. The tour was free and the tour guide was excellent. It was very interesting to see the residence of the Governor General and learn the history of the building. The grounds are very nice. It is a very restful way to spend a few hours. The only difficulty is a lack of parking. You have to park on the streets near the building.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Okay place to go”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Been there a few times, I've taken the inside tour twice. It's kind of interesting...and not too long. Staff is very knowledgeable , e grounds are beautiful there is a lot of open space, you can have a picnic. There is a playground for he kids...

Visited May 2014
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