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Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
+1 855-256-4007
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We booked by telephone a few days before (after checking the weather forecast) and the young man... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mitchell F
New York City, New York
via mobile
Great Experience on the Hudson River

We took a boat from a dock in Beacon and cruised to the island where the castle is located. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trina h
Brewster, New York
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Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
+1 855-256-4007
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I did a tour of the Island, It was so cool to take a boat ride out and see what's left of this iconic gem. Its definitely worth visiting. I wish it was preserved before it go to the state its currently...More

Thank Firefly2416
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We often catch glimpses of Pollepel/Bannerman's Castle driving by on Route 9D; finally decided to do the boat trip + tour when some friends were visiting. Not cheap, but it's something different to do. Interesting historical context, well-organized tour. The kids got a kick out...More

2  Thank mochi_monday
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Bannerman's Island is a window into the playful imaginings in the past. It is good to see that efforts are being taken to preserve what is there. The trails are a bit rough so wear sturdy shoe and be prepared to climb steps. The evening...More

1  Thank B0bPol
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Everything about the storied history of Bannerman Island and Castle is interesting. Well worth the trip and tour.

Thank ddavid60
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a great day trip from NYC. Took about 2.5 hours, which included a ferry ride from Newburgh and a very good narrated tour. Castle is very photogenic and the tour was very interesting. There's plenty of parking near the dock and there is...More

Thank dima75o
Reviewed 30 September 2016

NY state park area which is in the process of restoration with a lush, mysterious, long, intriguing, romantic history in need of help, volunteers, and work. A must go place not well suited for individuals with physical handicaps. .

Thank 204Glenn
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Passengers on the Hudson line of Metro North trains can catch fleeting glimpses of a castle on an island in the Hudson River. The island is situated in the midst of the Hudson Highlands. For many, myself included, the castle at its summit, and the...More

6  Thank jvh212
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25 November 2016|
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Response from 204Glenn | Reviewed this property |
845 237 2636 Bannerman Castle Trust
Ara L
8 May 2015|
Response from ShapingInsanity |
It is a 2 1/2 hour excursion, kids are 11 and under so you would have to pay adult prices. The cost of the tour is $35 per adult.Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am and from the Beacon, NY ferry dock each Saturday and Sunday at... More