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Craigdarroch Castle

1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
+1 250-592-5323
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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 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.
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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
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Reviewed today

Several floors and a movie all well done. It is a great example of the home of a very wealthy family of its time. It has, like many others, had other lives as a college, hospital and office building until being perfectly restored. There is...More

Thank 6sandy6
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I liked this place but they charge a lot to look through a big house. It’s neat that they decorated it with period stuff but the rooms were overwhelming filled with furniture and pictures. Made it look like a hoarders place in some rooms...then other...More

Thank Nathan H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The self guiding tour is reasonably priced and can be completed in under 2 hours including the 30 minute video. The castle sports incredible woodwork and stunning stained glass. The history of the castle is icing on the cake.

Thank Lee0812
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most of the home has been restored, and the guide pamphlet is very helpful, along with some information panels inside. There is a lot to see, so I would allow at least an hour inside. Using the guide pamphlet, you can do the tour on...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is a unique and interesting piece of local history that is just incredible. The walk through was very informative and had lots of gems to see. This is a great newer addition to the sights to see and it should be recognized that...More

Thank Ccp619
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning old castle which has been sympathetically renovated almost back to original style. Very sad story behind the family and the lack of foresight by the government of the time to look after this beauty.

Thank Deborah W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Spent 2 hours learning about the history of the home and the original family. Recommended.

Thank Valueandfun
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting look at what the ridiculously wealthy 150 years ago spent their money on. Worth the visit at least once if you are in Victoria, but don't miss Butchart Gardens and Beacon Hill Park too.

Thank Charles L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an impressive building - both the stone work on the outside and the incredible wood work on the inside. The tours are self-guided so you can take as much time as needed to look at all the different rooms and exhibits. You go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy way to learn about the development of Victoria and the social customs of the time. You must be able to climb stairs.

Thank mhs138
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Fransiska L
14 June 2018|
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Response from rbindio | Reviewed this property |
We didnt stay for the movie, but you can find few nice videos at their website.
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IAMACANUCK
19 November 2017|
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Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
We were not there for that.
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Adrienne P
19 September 2017|
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Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not.
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