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Craigdarroch Castle

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“dunsmuir family”(118 reviews)
“self guided tour”(199 reviews)
“coal baron”(62 reviews)
Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch is a stately home built by the pioneering couple Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, who at the time of its construction were the wealthiest people in British Columbia. Called a 'castle' due to its imposing exterior, the...more
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1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
+1 250-592-5323
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous woodwork and highly interesting history combined under a stonemason's finest work in building a "castle".

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fred d
Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing place. We attended a reading of A Christmas Carol on the top floor in a small, comfy, warm setting.......the entire castle is amazing to start with, but this was simply a breathtaking experience. This castle is worth a visit, it will surprise...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rick K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Victorian/Edwardian era mansion with a lot of history. The tour is self-guided, but there is a map and there are knowledgeable employees around the front entrance and exit who are happy to answer questions about the castle. They said the castle was approximately 70%...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Koyangi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I recently toured the castle and it was amazing! We were married in a castle 11 years ago, so I have a soft spot in my heart to see others. This one was beautiful! And seeing it decorated for Christmas was an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lexington9707
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the castle. It was filled with allot of beautiful old decor and the history is very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Snappione
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've toured many, many castles--we write travel guides for Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The tour of Craigdarroch, Canada's Castle, matches well with the best we've seen. There was enough room to move around and see what was featured and plenty of information was avail (written...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With all of the times that I have visited Victoria somehow I missed the Craigdorrach Castle, and one that is within in walking distance of downtown. Step over the threshold into an era of Victorian times and immerse yourself into the lifestyle common to that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son & I visited in Oct 2018. It was interesting and fun to explore the multi-level "castle". Allow at least an hour for a good look.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Society had a meeting there Then after we went on a tour of the Castle I had never seen the in side since they restored it back to the way it was back in the 1890,s Beautifully done👍 Learned a lot of Victoria History...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shrewsburys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Craigdarroch Castle. I went with two friends and we all found the castle to be well laid out and full of fascinating details in each room. When you enter, you are welcomed by a nice and friendly member of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fransiska L
June 14, 2018|
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Response from CastleToby | Property representative |
The movie plays every hour on the half hour (9:30, 10:30, 1130, etc) and runs about 35 mins.
November 19, 2017|
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Response from 007Laurie007 | Reviewed this property |
I never saw these questions before. So sorry. The play was brilliant.
Adrienne P
September 18, 2017|
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Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not.