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Castle Hill National Historic Site

Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-227-2401
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Worth stopping here.

Fun. Very informative about history that may not be well known. Detailed, well presented displays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Closed in the off season

Very disappointing that there is a big gate at the entrance which does permit you to even see the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Lesterbeach
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Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-227-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun. Very informative about history that may not be well known. Detailed, well presented displays. Fantastic scenery and viewpoints. Good walkways and trails.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing that there is a big gate at the entrance which does permit you to even see the site. We were here on a beautiful Oct day and thought it might be closed but most historic sites allow you to walk around without a...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Though officially closed for guidance, there were local park rangers who were very very helpful. We were allowed into the Visitor Center to see the small museum, and we enjoyed a very pleasant stroll on the hill, and marvelled the beatiful sea view. Don't miss...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Besides the ruins of the fort, from which your had a good panarama of the area, there was an indoor interpretive centre with a film.

1  Thank harry w
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Newfoundland has spent a lot of money, marketing the province to us westerners. It's surprising therefore, to find all their Provincial sites to be closed by Labour Day.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Castle Hill is a National Historic Site located in Placentia, on the Cape Shore Drive in Placenta. My Wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I stopped here in September on a return to Newfoundland to see a...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Although it was a rather wet and windy day we spent several hours at Castle Hill investigating the ruins, the walks and the views. We used the audio tour provided which gave us enough information to keep us interested but not enough that we lost...More

1  Thank Megan T
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This was an interesting historical site but not too much to do/see as its all in ruins, also its a bit of a drive from St. John's.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely historical fortress. So much history between the British and French Well kept remains of the fort. Wonderful skit presentations by a great little theatrical group A hidden historical đź’Ž gem

1  Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Nice visitor center. Very friendly people working there. Good history of the fort. Getting up to the fort is a very steep walk. New stairs (also straight up) are being put in at mid-July 2017. Nice views from the fort.

1  Thank Angeles
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