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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
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Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
Thank Lizzy064
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Today....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rustproof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful property. Cool to see. Impressive architectural details. I could see myself living in a place like this had i been born then.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MsColorado
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We loved touring this castle. It was filled with period-style antiques and lots of information about the family that built and lived in it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fransiska L
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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.
19 November 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
19 September 2017|
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Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not.