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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
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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
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
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
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
Learned a lot of Victoria History...More
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
I love history, especially our local BC history. I had visited Craigdarroch many years ago, when restoration was limited, The music room was overpainted white, and had chairs set up for a concert or class. You had to imagine what grandeur there had been.