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“Definitely a Must-Do in Victoria” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle
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Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria
Ranked #7 of 175 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 luxurious interior has been restored to look as though the visitor is a guest of Mrs. Dunsmuir during the 1890s. It features beautiful woodwork, unique Victorian artifacts, and an impressive collection of original stained glass, all within a pleasant walk from downtown Victoria.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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“Definitely a Must-Do in Victoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We visited the Castle yesterday and were blown away by it. The Castle itself is HUGE - much bigger than we first anticipated; nearly every room is filled with antiques and items of the time.

The volunteers were incredibly friendly, outgoing and passionate about helping visitors to enjoy their experience. The self-guiding map tour was nicely laid out, easy to follow and very informative. The informational signage throughout the castle was also well written and easy enough to follow along (without being dull or boring).

Give yourselves at least 2 hours to really appreciate, as you walk back in time.

Visited February 2012
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West Kelowna, Canada
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“A beautiful castle, full of character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

The castle was absolutely beautiful. The woodwork was amazing inside. Some absolutely stunning views through the windows. Very cool to walk-through. The volunteers were very friendly. Prices were reasonable. A must see :)

Visited February 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Pretty building in victoria”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This building has an interesting history. Nestled into a very uppity neighborhood surrounded by massive houses the ''castle'' is beautiful and not overly out of place its on the outskirts of the larger houses. It goes into the history of the building, uses, such as the University. The architecture is amazing in parts, its a nice place to spend a couple hours.

Visited November 2011
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Bellingham
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“The Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Don't miss this!! Lots of stairs though. The volunteers can answer almost any question and are so friendly.

Visited February 2012
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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“worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

nicely restored and knowledgeable loving volunteers looking after the building - seasonally decorated

Visited February 2012
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