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“THIS IS NOT A CASTLE”

Craigdarroch Castle
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Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria
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Craigdarroch Castle Pedicab Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Firstly this is not a castle in any way its mearly a home its not even old enough to be classed as a castle and i find this offensive that the name would be used so loosely on a building that has no significant history.

i was shocked when i finally visited and disgusted that they would lie and pretend a small hose can be classed as a castle,

very pricey and nothing to really look as as its all new era with absolutely no history to speak off.

biggest scam ever

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

An absolute gem of a castle. The restoration was done to very exacting standards and presents some interesting artifacts in the rooms.

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

It's a house. But after hearing the history of the man who had it built and his dodgy business, this is just another example of what he was like. Looks ok from the outside, didn't bother going in.

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Went as part of a bus tour from outside the Fairmont hotel. An interesting house, with a varied history. Similar set-up to a UK National Trust site.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Beautiful castle. I loved the self-guided headphone tour. We were able to tour at our own pace and it held the attention and interest of my children (ages 10 & 12).

Thank Regina H
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