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Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, New York USA

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  • Public
  • Outdoor
  • No Wifi
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“A castle of mystery and intrigue”

Located on an island in the Hudson River, this iconic castle was once a private arsenal and is now a fascinating ruin. The island is open for guided and self-guided Bannerman Castle Tours, seasonally, from May through November. Embark on a guided tour and learn about the history, architecture, and legends surrounding this unique landmark. Take in the panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape, and imagine the castle's storied past. Prepare for a captivating journey into the enigmatic world of Bannerman Castle!

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March 14, 2014

I'm not sure where this map is supposed to lead you, but the castle is literally on an island in the middle of river. Unless your car can drive through the Hudson, you have to kayak.

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November 17, 2018
Rated 5.0

If you want to go to the island, you need yo go with a tour. The boat ride is about 30 minutes down the Hudson. The island is beautiful. Along with the large castle ruins there is a small castle near the top of the island where the Banermans lived when they visited the island. It is partially restored and the lower floor turned into a museum.

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May 28, 2015

We went there and found out that this castle is on an island that you can't get to unless you got a boat.

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May 18, 2014

This is now open to the public, with tours.

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January 13, 2014

I wonder whether the name "pollepel" stems from the name of a girl. "Pollepel" is an old Dutch word, (pictured in many famous paintings by old masters, such as Jan Steen), still in use and refers to a spoon, ladle or pot ladle. Pim Gillissen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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October 08, 2019
Rated 4.0

Beautiful place to visit, be sure to get tickets well in advance

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June 20, 2016

This island is also in one of the transformer movies!

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Brandon Hite

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September 30, 2014

This place looks straight out of a Ye Old England book. I imagine on my visit I'd be doing a lot of terrible impersonations of Monty Python jokes.

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Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Island
Cold Spring, New York
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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