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Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
+1 855-256-4007
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One of the best tours

I cant say enough about this tour, First a boat ride in the Hudson, on a great warm day. Then an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Jersey
Great views and interesting exploration

Visiting the castle and island is a great experience. It is only accessible through a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derek S
Roslyn, New York
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Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
+1 855-256-4007
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I cant say enough about this tour, First a boat ride in the Hudson, on a great warm day. Then an excellent tour with amazing history by our tour guide, Wes. The island is only 6 arces approx., but has a lot to offer in...More

Thank XSki007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the castle and island is a great experience. It is only accessible through a guided tour. The tour is worthwhile. It is about 1.5-2 hours and provides a ton of history and stories about the island.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 20 years we've been taking the train to Beacon/Cold Springs and wondering what that romantic castle on the river was. GREAT guides, terrific tour and now they just opened the private home atop the hill for a tour inside. Gorgeous views of the Hudson...More

Thank EasternTraveler1921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a visit into history with a visit to this island in the Hudson River. Bannerman's was built as a warehouse of armaments in a Scottish castle style. its ruins are interesting, and the work that the volunteers have done to clean up the island, restore...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We took a trip to Bannerman's castle to hear an art lecture. I loved hiking up the hill and looking at the beautiful landscaping and castle ruins. What an awesome view of the mountains and Hudson River. The ferry ride over was relaxing.

Thank michelle w
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We took the boat from Beacon. It's a short 20 minute boat ride to the castle. Our tour guide was Barbara. She had lots of photos to give us visuals of what everything looked like back in the day. We got lucky and Eleanor who...More

1  Thank Troy C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Bannerman's Castle is familiar to many who ride the Metro-North trains on the Hudson Line north of Cold Spring. The tour enables you to tour the island and learn of its history while enjoying scenic views of the Hudson River and Hudson Highlands. Our tour...More

Thank Maura K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We booked by telephone a few days before (after checking the weather forecast) and the young man was polite and very helpful and capable. We were escorted from the dock in Beacon to the island. Our host was the executive director of the Bannerman Castle...More

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We took a boat from a dock in Beacon and cruised to the island where the castle is located. The tour guide we met took us on a tour of the island and the newly refurbished residence of the Bannerman's. She was very informative and...More

Thank trina h
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Everything about the excursion was excellent...the ferry ride on the beautiful Hudson and the guided tour of the outside of the castle AND the outside and inside of the separate summer home of the Bannerman Family...Wes..our tour guide..was knowledgeable and hilarious at the same time...😀...so...More

1  Thank Vivian S
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
No, it is owned by New York State but operated by a private trust. It is only available by private tour, it is $35. You can park at the beacon train station and take the ferry which is part of the tour.
31 August 2017|
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Response from Vivian S | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I just saw this now...actually it isn't handicap accessible..there also is a lot of slight uphill climbing...there are tree roots to look out for too...hope that helps