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Castle Hill National Historic Site

Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-227-2401
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Although it was a rather wet and windy day we spent several hours at Castle Hill investigating the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan T
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Evesham, United Kingdom
Interesting historical site

This was an interesting historical site but not too much to do/see as its all in ruins, also its a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda G
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“audio guide” (7 reviews)
“great view” (11 reviews)
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Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Amanda G
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 💎 gem

Thank Carol M
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.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Castle Hill in Placentia was a great stop! The history of the area was well told! The area can be viewed in a short time, and then take longer to view the exhibits, and/or take a longer walk down to Placentia on one of the...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Loved the exploration of the remains of the French and English fortification. The view of Placentia Bay below constantly reminds you of the site's strategic significance. So much history to learn from visiting this site. The staff were very informative and friendly. The view surrounding...More

Thank Irene R
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Worthwhile to visit. Great history and views. Good place to run off a bit of steam for children but only with adult supervision.

Thank karmag492
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Castle Hill National Historic Site was our first stop after getting off the North Sydney to Argentia ferry. The staff here were extremely helpful and got us setup with a 2-year Parks Canada pass - suggested based on the number of places that we...More

Thank vb22
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We spent a pleasant afternoon at this site. While enjoying our picnic in the parking area just outside the gates. one of the staff came out of the registration area to ask if we wanted a cup of tea! Once inside the fort we were...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Sadly, the place had closed in early September, but we walked up the road and enjoyed the amazing views of the bay's. We picked blueberries on the way up and ate them as we walked... So tasty. It made it worth it.

Thank Farmer Connie M
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