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“Interesting History, Outstanding Displays”

Castle Hill National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Placentia
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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 few things I missed. The visitor Centre was officially closed when I passed but I was allowed in to see the displays and I was very impressed. The site provides a good appreciation for early colony life and good insight into fishing colony life. This site will be appreciated by those interested in history and by those looking for an interesting place to have a picnic before boarding the Ferry to Nova Scotia.
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Thank David B
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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 interest. The views from the top are magnificent even on a gloomy day and well worth the walk from Placentia.

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.

Thank Amanda G
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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 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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