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Castle Hill National Historic Site

Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-227-2401
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History I never knew

Lovely historical fortress. So much history between the British and French Well kept remains of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol M
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Very worthwhile

Nice visitor center. Very friendly people working there. Good history of the fort. Getting up to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Angeles
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Burien, Washington
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Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 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
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 22 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
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the Castle Hill Historic Site and even returned three times. History lovers will appreciate the story of France vs England and the original use of this fort in the clouds. There is also an interesting timeline display of the fishing industry along...More

Thank Maureen V
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours at this site. We had the pleasure of listening to a great tour guide who truly has a passion for history! Beautiful views of village of Placentia from top of site. Spectacular!

Thank Rick M
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