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. Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle
While Dundurn Castle is one of the great indoor attractions in Hamilton, the grounds are absolutely gorgeous and a great spot to enjoy a sunny day. You’ll also find a two-acre garden on the property which the staff use as their ingredients in on-site cooking demonstrations!
If you feel comfortable heading inside, you’ll step back in time as you enter the home of Sir Allan MacNab, one of our country’s first premiers. Built in the 1930s, it featured gas lighting and running water which was almost unheard of back in those days!
Fun fact: it isn’t actually a castle, the residents of Hamilton just called it that! Dundurn Castle is impressive even to this day.