Newfoundland and Labrador Sights



Castle Hill National Historic Site

Castle Hill National Historic Site Review

Just north of Placentia, Castle Hill is what remains of the French fortifications. The visitor center has a "Life at Plaisance" exhibit that shows the hardships endured by early English and French settlers. Performances of Faces of Fort Royal, a play about the French era, take place from mid-July to mid-August (call for times). There are hiking trails from the forts and many lookouts on-site.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Hill Rd., off Rte. 100, Placentia, NL A0B 2G0
  • Phone: 709/227–2401
  • Cost: Site C$3.90, play by donation
  • Hours: June–early Oct., daily 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Placentia
Updated: 11-15-2013

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