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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
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Reviewed today 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 2 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 4 days 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

Thank Mathyew
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Reviewed 6 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to walk from downtown-didn’t look far on the map but in retrospect may have been better to take a bus! Was worth the walk to this “castle” built in Scottish style- The self guided tour was interesting- don’t miss the film show in...More

Thank SuperSal1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a bus tour which included a visit to the " castle". Being from the UK we are used to castles and this one is just a big house. Don't get me wrong we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff are great and full...More

Thank Monica C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited there It was a very nice and good castle and it was highly maintained and clean with friendly staff and is one of the major tourist spot in Victoria when you visit there by BC Ferries and It is a nice journey and...More

Thank sarthak j
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place being faithfully and lovingly restored. Well worth a visit for history/castle buffs.

Thank Schultz57
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is impressive and when you know the history it's even more impressive. To think that a family built and lived in this beautiful home. It's been restored well too

Thank Trish B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside looked like a castle. The inside was incredible with all the woodwork and carvings and historic furniture. We walked up and down five flights of stairs. The main house was very fancy but the servants quarters were plain.

Thank Sue R
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Fransiska L
15 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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