By: Lesley

Feb 01 2011

Category: Hamilton


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Dundurn Castle was a rich man’s fancy house. The 72 room mansion was built in 1835 by Sir Allan MacNab and was fitted out with running water and gas lighting, which must have made the cold winters just a little more comfortable. It is now a museum with 42 of the rooms open to the public where costumed interpreters guide you through daily life of an aristocrat in the 1850s.

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9 comments on “Dundurn”

  1. Very well composed and framed. Great shot.

  2. Beautiful photo, Lesley.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. beautiful architecture and photo

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

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  4. That is quite the mansion (although the cat poop green could be livened up). Funny I don’t remember it at all… I’ll go visit next time I am in the region… May still be this year…

  5. I kinda’ like touring these “fancy houses” and am glad when the buildings get saved.

  6. This is definitely quite a mansion, although the exterior still looks cold in the snow. But I imagine there were enough fireplaces to keep the inside fairly toasty on winter days like the one you’ve captured.

  7. Really nice architecture. Great shot.

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