Old Town Lunenburg

Old Town Lunenburg, photo by Dlanglois
Old Town Lunenburg (photo by Dlanglois)
 

Lunenburg is a Canadian port town in the south shore of Nova Scotia.

Established in 1753, the historic town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, cited for being the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.

The town has retained its original layout and overall appearance, and its inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city’s identity by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Smugglers Cove Inn

Located across from Lunenburg’s famous docks, this Nova Scotia property is 280 meters from the Fisheries Museum of The Atlantic. It features contemporary rooms with free WiFi. Average score from 221 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$74 - $126

 
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Ashlea House B&B

Overlooking Lunenburg Harbour, this B&B is a restored 1886 mansion. The museums, shops and restaurants of Lunenburg town centre can be found within 5 minutes' walk. Average score from 169 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$155

 
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Rum Runner Inn

Offering panoramic views of Lunenburg’s Harbour, this property is across the street from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. It features an on-site restaurant and brightly decorated guest rooms with free WiFi. Average score from 301 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$63 - $133

 
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Spinnaker Inn

Located in the heart of Lunenburg, the Spinnaker Inn features spacious accommodations overlooking Lunenburg Harbour. Free WiFi is available. Cable TV, a coffee maker and an en-suite bathroom are found in each of the 4 guest rooms. Average score from 190 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$74 - $108

 
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Prince's Inlet Retreat

Prince's Inlet Retreat is located in Lunenburg. Free Wi-Fi access is available. A full kitchen is featured in each unit. Second Peninsula Provincial Park is 5 km away. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$112

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Atlantic Sojourn B&B

Atlantic Sojourn B&B

Centrally located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, this B&B features an on-site pond and gardens. Guest rooms come with a private bathroom. Old Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just 10 minutes’ walk away. Average score from 167 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$81 - $93

 
$819.7
Sail Inn B&B, Stay & Sail

Sail Inn B&B, Stay & Sail

Just 35 metres from the waterfront of Lunenburg Harbour in Nova Scotia, this turn-of-the-century bed and breakfast offers complimentary seasonal sailboat rides from June 15 to September 30. Average score from 217 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$93 - $119

 
$939.6
Ashlea House B&B

Ashlea House B&B

Overlooking Lunenburg Harbour, this B&B is a restored 1886 mansion. The museums, shops and restaurants of Lunenburg town centre can be found within 5 minutes' walk. Average score from 169 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$155

 
$1559.6
The Mariner King Inn

The Mariner King Inn

Centrally located in the Old Town of Lunenburg, the historic Mariner King Inn was built in 1830 and has recently been restored to its Victorian charm. Uniquely decorated, the guestrooms are equipped with iPod docking stations and free WiFi. Average score from 176 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$203

 
$2039.4
Prince's Inlet Retreat

Prince's Inlet Retreat

Prince's Inlet Retreat is located in Lunenburg. Free Wi-Fi access is available. A full kitchen is featured in each unit. Second Peninsula Provincial Park is 5 km away. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$112

 
$1129.2
Rum Runner Inn

Rum Runner Inn

Offering panoramic views of Lunenburg’s Harbour, this property is across the street from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. It features an on-site restaurant and brightly decorated guest rooms with free WiFi. Average score from 301 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$63 - $133

 
$638.8
Spinnaker Inn

Spinnaker Inn

Located in the heart of Lunenburg, the Spinnaker Inn features spacious accommodations overlooking Lunenburg Harbour. Free WiFi is available. Cable TV, a coffee maker and an en-suite bathroom are found in each of the 4 guest rooms. Average score from 190 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$74 - $108

 
$748.8
Homeport Motel

Homeport Motel

This motel is located on NS-3 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, just 1.5 km away from the waterfront. Its guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi access and cable TV. Rooms at the Homeport Motel also include a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Average score from 121 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$63 - $118

 
$638.7
Smugglers Cove Inn

Smugglers Cove Inn

Located across from Lunenburg’s famous docks, this Nova Scotia property is 280 meters from the Fisheries Museum of The Atlantic. It features contemporary rooms with free WiFi. Average score from 221 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$74 - $126

 
$748.7
Lunenburg Arms Hotel

Lunenburg Arms Hotel

Located in the heart of historic Lunenburg, just 2 minutes' walk from Lunenburg Harbour, Lunenburg Arms Hotel has a full service spa and tanning salon on site. Average score from 328 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$96 - $185

 
$968.7
Topmast Motel

Topmast Motel

Featuring free WiFi, Topmast Motel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Lunenburg. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a TV. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 413 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$63

 
$638.5
Brigantine Inn

Brigantine Inn

This inn is located in Old Town Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage site. Free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator are offered in each guest room. Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is 150 metres away. Average score from 209 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60 - $138

 
$608.4
Wheelhouse Motel

Wheelhouse Motel

Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms at this Lunenburg motel. Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Cable TV is featured in each guest room at the Wheelhouse Motel. Ironing facilities and free toiletries are provided. Average score from 121 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$71

 
$717.6
The Dockside Inn & Restaurant

The Dockside Inn & Restaurant

Located by the harbour in Lunenburg, The Dockside Inn & Restaurant features an on-site restaurant that specializes in local seafood. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$112

 
$1127.6
The Old Barn

The Old Barn

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Old Barn is a holiday home set in Lunenburg, 4 km from Bluenose II. The property is 4.1 km from Lunenburg Visitor Information Centre and boasts views of the garden. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$155

$155-

Highlights:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic commemorates Atlantic Canada's fishing tradition with an aquarium featuring native species and exhibits of a working boat building shop, and the steel-hulled side trawler Cape Sable.

Walking the town gives a sense of this fishing history as well.
Natural
Kayaking and Canoeing
Kayaking and canoe rentals are available, allowing visitors a chance to explore the fishing village by sea.
Fishing
Rentals for fishing are available for visitors.

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