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Castle Hill National Historic Site

Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-227-2401
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Interesting site of former fortifications.

Besides the ruins of the fort, from which your had a good panarama of the area, there was an indoor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
harry w
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Burlington, Canada
Closed!

Newfoundland has spent a lot of money, marketing the province to us westerners. It's surprising... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
929Patty
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Cranbrook
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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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+1 709-227-2401
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank harry w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 929Patty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David B
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

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 13 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 22 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 2 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 14 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
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